U.S. Rep. Greg Steube Introduces the No Plea Deal With Terrorists Act
Legislation Prevents Plea Deals for Orchestrators of the 9/11 Attacks
WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Greg Steube (R-Fla.) today introduced the No Plea Deal with Terrorists Act to limit the availability of a plea deal for any person responsible for the terrorist attacks on 9/11.
Specifically, the bill will require the President to direct the Attorney General to refuse any plea deal for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his fellow Al-Qaeda conspirators responsible for the September 11, 2001 attacks on America to the extent that such a plea would prevent a public trial and remove the possibility of the death penalty.
“More than two decades after the horrific 9/11 hijackings, the trial of the 9/11 orchestrators must deliver justice for the families of nearly 3,000 victims and the survivors,” said Rep. Steube. “Allowing Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his accomplices to escape a public trial and capital punishment would represent a complete failure of this administration to hold accountable the terrorists responsible for one of the darkest days in American history. My legislation ensures that the Biden Administration does not permit a plea deal for anyone responsible for 9/11. Justice must be served.”
No date has been set for a trial in the case of United States v. Khalid Shaikh Mohammad et al.
Read the bill text here.