WASHINGTON — House Democrats have rejected an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that would ensure convicted terrorists and others who have levied war against the United States are not eligible to receive reduced sentences as a result of good behavior while incarcerated. Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, offered the amendment to prevent terrorists like John Walker Lindh from evading justice.

“Terrorists have levied immeasurable tragedy on American families, and the least Congress can do is ensure we don’t let them evade justice by shortening their sentences frivolously. Democrats seem committed to weakening the NDAA even when terrorists benefit from their partisan obstinance,” said Collins.

Collins previously wrote to the Federal Bureau of Prisons with concerns surrounding the release of John Walker Lindh.