Better late than never I suppose. Congress is finally taking steps to stop President Barack Obama’s release of Islamic terrorists from GITMO.
Sen. Kelly Ayotte introduced legislation Tuesday that would prohibit any transfers from Guantanamo Bay through September 2017, several months past the end of President Obama’s term, Washington Examiner reports.
The Detaining Terrorists to Protect Americans Act of 2016 would also permanently ban any transfers of detainees to the U.S., and prohibit the closure of the detention center in Cuba.
“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.”
Current law prohibits the transfer of detainees to the U.S. and the construction of any facilities in the U.S. to hold detainees, but that law is typically renewed each year in the annual defense policy bill. Ayotte’s bill would make those bans permanent.
What has taken our representatives so long to stop Obama’s destruction of America? I mean, the dude has a year left unless he refuses to leave.