|I visited the Gitmo detention facility in 2011.|
As a longtime advocate for ensuring the military prison at Guantanamo Bay remains open I’ve:
- Voted to prevent President Obama from closing the detention facility in the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act.
- Blocked funding for the transfer, release or to assist in the transfer or release of detainees from the detention center.
- Cosponsored the Detaining Terrorists to Protect America Act of 2015, legislation that restricts transfers of detainees.
- Cosponsored the Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility Act of 2011, legislation that requires that each high-value enemy combatant who is captured or otherwise taken into long-term custody by the United States be detained at Gitmo.
At a time when we are fighting global terrorism, holding these dangerous terrorists within our country’s borders is not the solution our citizens want. I believe that we must keep Gitmo open and I will continue to fight the President’s efforts to close it.
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