President Barack Obama is furious after the House of Representatives just passed a measure to stop him from releasing any more terrorists from Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.
Since taking office, Obama has promised to shut down the Prison. And even after the deadly Islamic State (ISIS) attack in Orlando, Florida… Obama has been determined to bring the terrorists to America.
Here are the incredible details. It’s about time!
The House took aim at President Obama’s efforts to winnow the population of detainees at Guantanamo on Wednesday, approving a measure that would prohibit him from releasing any of the remaining prisoners at the prison camp.
The measure goes beyond what Republicans have routinely sought to keep the administration from moving Guantanamo detainees to the United States.
Instead, the proposal would prevent the Obama administration from using any funds to release Guantanamo detainees to any destination, even a third-party country — effectively freezing the detainee population at current levels.
It is unclear if the measure could earn the Senate’s support. The White House has already recommended that Obama veto the defense policy bill over a variety of concerns, including how it allocates war funds and its restrictions on planning for the transfer of Guantanamo detainees to U.S. facilities.
President Obama has been pressing Congress to help him close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay since he came to the White House, and a major part of that effort has been focused on transferring detainees to third-party countries. READ MORE COMMENTARY