U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, a former tax attorney, teams up with former federal prosecutor Andrew C. McCarthy to pen a piece in the National Review Online today calling on Congress to block the Obama administration’s decision to grant a civilian trial to Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other 9/11 plotters.
Bachmann, who has long been ringing alarm bells over importing terrorism suspects from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, joins a fresh chorus of conservative critics who oppose giving the self- acknowledged mastermind of the 9/11 attacks a crack at a civilian trial in New York City.
“There, KSM & Co. will be swaddled in the protections of the Bill of Rights and given a soapbox from which to mock their victims and our country,” she wrote with McCarthy, now a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.
Not a new argument, and not one that is likely to find much purchase with Democrats who control both houses of Congress.
More from Star Tribune
More From Hot Dish Politics
Rep. Jim Nash, R-Waconia, called it a "crushing" tax on local purveyors of fine cigars and their customers.
Sen. Franken to vote against Education Secretary nominee
Still a sliver of possibility, however.
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Keith Ellison will not attend the inauguration this week of Donald Trump, saying on Monday he will not “celebrate a man who…
Sens. Klobuchar, Franken will say no to AG nominee Sessions