Republicans blast Obama, Holder for delay on 9/11 trial
April 5th, 2011
06:45 PM ET
4 years ago

Republicans blast Obama, Holder for delay on 9/11 trial

Washington (CNN) – One day after Attorney General Eric Holder placed the blame squarely on Congress for forcing him to place the 9/11 plot conspirators before a military court in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Congress struck back.

At a congressional hearing dominated by Republican lawmakers and a panel heavy with Obama administration critics, the much-delayed decision was met with derision and accusations of partisan politics.

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Filed under: 9/11 • Eric Holder • President Obama
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  1. rs

    Gee Republicans, who tried to scare the public on using civilian courts, then insisted on military courts for these trials? Who really delayed things, hmmmm?

    April 5, 2011 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  2. T'sah from Virginia

    Republicans blast Obama, Holder for delay on 9/11 trial]
    Of course they will pass blame now but BUSH all the while
    sat on this for years but he did it "Republican style"
    Where were the voices back then adding to the pile..............of NOTHING!!!

    April 5, 2011 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  3. Albo58

    Holder and his boss tried to put politics before justice and $millions of dollars later, they have FAILED!

    April 5, 2011 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  4. B

    It does not matter what the President does, the Republicans want him to fail for reasons most understand.

    They can’t allow a Black man, as President, to succeed and show them a complete failure in the previous administration under Bush.

    April 5, 2011 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  5. Whoosh

    So what's new? Rethuglican always blasting the President of the United States of America. It's their primary reasons for existing,
    their jobs, their mandate. Beside they know nothing but whinning, crying and lying. And don't forget Obstruction.

    What will you do rethugs, Show me your plans! Show US, Just Show us! and don't use the JOB line, we know that's a lie.

    April 5, 2011 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |
  6. catmom

    Oh for goodness sakes CNN. Why not make breaking news and tell us that the Republicans have embraced President Obama and vow to work with him to move our country forward? I mean it is no longer news that Republicans blast Obama or have something negative to say about him. It would be news though if you were telling us that Republicans have finally stopped playing their childish games.

    April 5, 2011 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  7. Name king

    When will these repugs accept responsibility of their actions, they held up the hearings for 2 years, demogogging the dems ability to move the trials to newyork, then they really have the nerves to point their fingers. They claim to believe in the constitution, but they will twist it around to fit their twisted ideology at a drop of a dime, how can we lead the free world in morality, when the repugs keep letting us look like straight hypocrites.

    April 5, 2011 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  8. Blinded by the republican lie

    Seriously???? Where were these geniuses all this time when Bush was in office?...This should have been done before Bush left and now they want to blame this administration?...that really smacks of a double standard if you ask me. These ppl really need to get their heads checked if they think we are this stupid ..but then again some keep voting them right in..pffffttt

    April 5, 2011 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |
  9. Frank in Valparaiso Indiana

    We could have had them all jailed by now if it wasn't for the war criminals Bush and Cheney mucking with the justice system, the war, and the whole gitmo thing. They put people in Gitmo as they had no reason to hold them or no chain of custody. Thing is the law is not a game, don't play by the rules, you end up with this stupid system that does not work. So nearly a decade later, military tribunals 50% conviction, Justice 100%. And Justice has done hundreds more cases. Thanks GOP. You Couldn't run this either.

    April 5, 2011 09:01 pm at 9:01 pm |
  10. once upon a horse

    ok let's see the far right wanted these trials to be done by the military, so now since they will they needed SOMETHING to go negative on Obama about. Ok well let's say he took too long to do it...Yeah that's it..let's say that. Even though it's something the GOP had wanted all along you KNOW they can't agree totally with Obama on anything. Laughable at best.

    April 5, 2011 09:29 pm at 9:29 pm |