Obama Administration vs. Obama Administration on Gitmo
White House Press Briefing: Obama’s Press Secretary
Partial transcript from White House Press Briefing: On closing Guantanamo Bay and transferring detainees to US soil, “we’re hopeful that Congress, as I mentioned earlier, will, at a minimum, will just get out of the way so that we can do this important work. (10/29/15)
Testimony Before Congress: Obama’sAttorney General
Attorney General Loretta Lynch threw a big wet blanket on the idea during testimony before the House Judiciary Hearing since “the law currently doesn’t allow…”
Partial transcript from Attorney General Lynch’s testimony: “With respect to individuals being transferred [from Guantanamo Bay] to the United States, the law currently doesn’t allow for that. And that is not, as I am aware of, going to contemplated given the current legal prescriptions ” (11/17/15)
WASHINGTON– U.S. Tim Senator Scott (R-SC) has been a leading voice against moving detainees at Guantanamo Bay facility to any domestic site. He recently visited the detention facilities at Guantanamo Bay with Senators Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) in Cuba. As part of his visit, they reviewed the detention operations and met with American troops serving at the facility. Last month, the President vetoed the initial version of the NDAA, stating concerns over Guantanamo as well as spending caps. The recent budget deal satisfied the President’s concerns on spending caps; however the President continues to ignore Congress and the American people in his attempts to close the detention facilities at Guantanamo. Senator Scott is committed tousingevery tool at his disposal to block the transfer of dangerous terrorists from Guantanamo to American soil.