Yesterday, Congressman Mike Lawler led a bipartisan letter to the Biden Administration signed by 34 of his House colleagues urging the Biden Administration to abandon a potential plea deal for 9/11 perpetrators which would result in no death penalty for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and other key co-conspirators.
“This mass murder of thousands of Americans and the continued suffering felt by so many to this day was orchestrated by Khalid Sheikh Mohammed,” Congressman Mike Lawler (NY-17) and his colleagues wrote. “Despite being captured over twenty years ago and charged over fifteen years ago, families still have not seen justice delivered. It’s unconscionable that your Administration would enter into plea deal negotiations that would let Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and other 9/11 perpetrators avoid the death penalty rather than pursuing the most severe consequence for their murderous actions.”
“As a nation, we have said that we will never forget September 11th, and we must never cease fighting on behalf of those we’ve lost,” Congressman Mike Lawler (NY-17) and his colleagues continued. “We owe it to the victims and their families to deliver justice – and that should mean the death penalty for these murderers.”
“We urge your Administration not to enter into any pre-trial agreements which would remove the possibility of the death penalty and to work to conclude this process to see justice meted out on those who have committed these evil acts,” Congressman Mike Lawler (NY-17) and his colleagues concluded.