Politicians release statements on Guantanamo Bay closing

President Obama plans to close GITMO

By Mary Claire Patton - Digital Content Curator

 U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX)

With the threat of ISIS and other terror groups to the nation only growing, the President’s insistence on fulfilling an ill-conceived campaign promise to bring hardened terrorists to American soil is reckless, naïve, and bewildering.

Bringing these detainees to the U.S. would not only violate current law, it would defy the will of Congress and the American people who do not want dangerous, radical terrorists in their backyards.

Between negotiating a bad deal with Iran and the ongoing threat of a terrorist attack here in the U.S., it’s disappointing to see the President continue to prioritize his political agenda at the expense of the American people.


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