Thursday, March 3, 2016

We Must Keep Guantanamo Bay Open

by Sen. Tom Cotton: On Tuesday, President Obama announced his plan to close the terrorist detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, a plan that's nothing short of a national security disaster. President Obama is using his last 11 months in office to carry out an ill-advised, ideological campaign promise. Worse, he will just wash his hands of the disastrous implications next January, but America will suffer the consequences long after he leaves office.

Releasing Guantanamo terrorists to other countries and bringing them to our shores is unlawful, unnecessary, and dangerous. President Obama’s own military and Attorney General have both said they lack the legal authority to transfer detainees to the United States. He can’t ignore that reality. Simply put: this plan is dead on arrival in the Senate. Please know, I will work tirelessly in the Senate to block this from happening and continue working to keep America safe.

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