Over the last few months, President Obama has been releasing Guantanamo Bay detainees at an alarming rate as he tries to close down the facility before he leaves office. Now, someone is finally fighting back.
According to The Washington Examiner, Sen. Kelly Ayotte released legislation on Thursday that would prohibit any more transfers from Guantanamo Bay until September of 2017, which is long after Obama leaves office. Her bill is called the Detaining Terrorists to Protect Americans Act of 2016, and it would permanently ban any Guantanamo transfers into the US while also prohibiting the closure of the Cuban detention center.
“Unfortunately, this administration seems more interested in releasing terrorists and bringing the remainder to the United States in order to close Guantanamo and fulfill a misguided and dangerous campaign promise,” Ayotte, R-N.H., said in a statement. “My legislation would suspend the administration’s dangerous releases that have allowed terrorists to return to the battlefield and permanently prevent the administration from bringing Guantanamo terrorists to the United States.”
Last month, administration officials confirmed that former Guantanamo detainees had gone on to kill Americans after their release. Of course, this meant nothing to Obama. We’re just glad someone in the government is finally trying to do something to protect Americans from terrorists!
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