No wonder the White House is walking back its decision to try KSM in NYC — there’s virtually zero political constituency for it, even in one of the most liberal delegations to Congress. From The Hill:
Only one New York Democrat in Congress is pushing for the trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed to be held in Manhattan.
“We have a world class police department, and I am confident that they have the expertise to adequately secure our city during the trials,” said Rep. Yvette Clarke in a statement.
Clarke is the only New York Democrat in Congress in favor of holding the trials in New York City.
On the campaign trail, Team Obama perfectly — I mean, perfectly — read the political terrain and again, perfectly, captured the political zeitgeist. But when it comes to actually governing, they’re too far to the left of… well, pretty much everybody but Yvette Clarke.