Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk introduced legislation Monday requiring military commission trials for all suspected foreign terrorists.
Kirk's bill is a reaction to the transfer of Somalian Ahmed Abdulkadir Warsame, who was recently transfered to New York for a civilian trial on terrorist charges.
The legislation would allow the military trials for enemy combatants seized on foreign soil who weren't fighting for a country, similar to how Al Qaeda suspects were treated.
Kirk criticized Pres. Barack Obama for not consistently applying the use of the military trials.
"He (Warsame) is clearly not a prisoner of war, he is not a civilian criminal defendant. He is under international law an enemy combatant, and should be under the War on Terror be sujected to a military commission," Kirk says.
Kirk's legislation is part of Military Tribunals for Terrorists Act, which has passed in the House of Representatives.