Johanns Backs Bill to Try 9/11 Terrorists in Military Court

WASHINGTON

 

Sen. Mike Johanns today cosponsored new legislation that would keep detainees involved in the 9/11 attacks from being tried in a U.S. criminal court. The bill, introduced by Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), would specifically bar the U.S. Justice Department from trying individuals such as Khalid Sheikh Muhammad in criminal court and would force them to be tried before military commissions.