Lawmakers Join Against 9/11 Terror Trials

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A bipartisan group of lawmakers want to deny funding for terror trials in civilian courts.

Senators from both parties say trying 9/11 conspirators on U.S. soil is not worth the risk to Americans. They want them tried in military tribunals.

Jordan Sekulow, director of international operations for the American Center for Law & Justice appeared on Wednesday's CBN News' Morning program and gave more insight about the legislation.

Click here to watch the interview. 

The proposed legislation sets up a possible standoff between Congress and the Obama administration.

"I believe it is inappropriate to give the mastermind of 9/11 full constitutional rights of American citizens," GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham said.

"We run the risk of having a very costly show trials that would benefit the international terrorist movement," added Democratic Sen. Jim Webb.

Meanwhile, the White House has backed off it's push to try 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed near Ground Zero.

However, the trials could still be moved elsewhere in the U.S.

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