White House Tells Justice To Find Other Options For 9/11 Terror Trial
After New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg raised objections to the 9/11 terror trial being held in lower Manhattan, the White House is looking for other venues. It’s unclear whether a decision has been made to move the trial away from New York. Bloomberg’s objections have more to do with the cost of the trial and the potential disruption to a busy city.
Mr. Bloomberg said that a more secure location, like a military base, would be less disruptive and less costly. His remarks echoed growing opposition from Wall Street executives, the real estate industry and neighborhood groups, who have questioned the burdens that such a trial would bring to a heavily trafficked area of the city.
“It’s going to cost an awful lot of money and disturb an awful lot of people,” Mr. Bloomberg said at a news conference in Brooklyn. “My hope is that the attorney general and the president decide to change their mind.”
Meanwhile House Minority leader John Boehner (pictured) is vowing that there will be no trial in New York and Republicans will make this a political issue.
“There is not going to be a trial in New York, I guarantee it. There is no appetite for the trials in Congress,” Boehner, R-Ohio, said.
The leader added that any effort to do so will be used in the midterm election campaign.
“This is a big issue … and a big issue we will campaign on this year,” he added.Click here for reuse options!
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