The New York congresswoman representing White Plains says the city’s federal courthouse should not be considered for the trial of the professed mastermind of the 2001 terror attacks.
The courthouse is part of the same federal district as Manhattan, where Khalid Sheikh Mohammed originally was to be tried. New York City officials objected, and Obama administration officials say other sites are being considered.
Rep. Nita Lowey, a Democrat, sent a letter Tuesday to Attorney General Eric Holder, saying local opposition, security issues and costs argue against White Plains.
White Plains Mayor Adam Bradley also expressed concerns Tuesday, saying the city would immediately become a terror target if the trial were held there.