(National Republican Senatorial Committee) – Thursday night on the Senate floor, Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) voted against a measure that would have prohibited the terrorists responsible for the deadly attacks of September 11th from being brought into American communities.
Reid voted to table an amendment proposed by U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) that would have barred the prosecution of these terrorists in federal civilian courts, and instead ensured they were tried by military commissions.
Notably, the Graham amendment was supported by almost 150 family members of victims of the September 11 attacks, who today penned a joint letter to members of the Senate.
“Harry Reid voted to weaken America’s national security tonight when he voted against a measure that would keep some of the world’s deadliest terrorists out of Nevada communities,” said National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) spokesman Brian Walsh.
“Reid needs to explain to his constituents why he suddenly believes the co-conspirators of the 9/11 attacks should be tried in civilian courtrooms alongside common criminals,” Walsh continued. “As he prepares to fight for his re-election in 2010, there’s no doubt that Harry Reid will be forced to answer for this misguided vote to weaken America’s security.”