By: Susan Crabtree, Thehill.com
Two Democrats signed on to a Republican bill that would prevent any funds from being spent on prosecuting GuantÃ¡namo Bay suspects in U.S. federal court.
Reps. Jason Altmire (D-Pa.) and Mike McMahon (D-N.Y.) last week joined Rep. Pete King (R-N.Y.) and 16 other Republicans in sponsoring the legislation, which would deny the Justice Department any funds for trying Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and other suspected terrorists in federal civilian court.
In the weeks since GOP Sen. Scott Brownâ€™s historic election in Massachusetts, King said he believes support in the Democratic Caucus for President Barack Obamaâ€™s detainee policies has eroded and predicted the measure would pass if Democratic leaders allow a floor vote on it.
â€œI have no doubt that if it comes to a vote on the House floor, it will pass,â€ King said. â€œYou cannot underestimate that impact of the election in Massachusetts, especially when so much of his [Brownâ€™s] messaging dealt with terrorism.
To continue reading this article: http://thehill.com/homenews/house/80313-dems-sign-on-to-gop-bill-preventing-funds-for-civilian-guantanamo-trials
Don’t let the MSM censor your news as America becomes Great Again. Over 500,000 Americans receive our daily dose of life, liberty and pursuit of happiness along with Breaking News direct to their inbox—and you can too. Sign up to receive news and views from The 1776Coalition!
We know how important your privacy is and your information is SAFE with us. We’ll never sell
your email address and you can unsubscribe at any time directly from your inbox.