GOP Senator Throws Obama’s Gitmo Plan in the Trash
GOP Sen. Pat Roberts didn’t like President Barack Obama’s Guantanamo Bay announcement. He made a video throwing the proposal in the garbage and posted it on Twitter.
— Pat Roberts (@SenPatRoberts) February 23, 2016
“This is what I think of the president’s plan to send terrorists to the United States,” he said in a video posted on Twitter.
The Hill reports:
Obama rolled out his plan on Tuesday, saying he was “absolutely committed to closing the detention facility at Guantanamo.” He called on Congress to put aside partisan divisions and act.
“When it becomes clear that something is not working as intended when it does not advance our security, we have to change course,” Obama said.
“The detention facility at Guantánamo Bay does not advance our national security. It undermines it. It’s counterproductive to our fight against terrorists.”
Republicans were quick to reject the plan, saying it would be “dead on arrival.”
Between 30 and 60 of the remaining Gitmo detainees would be moved to a new facility on the U.S. mainland. Congress, though, has banned Gitmo detainees from being transferred to the United States.
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