Thursday | October 22, 2015

Scott to Travel to Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility

WASHINGTON, D.C. -U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC)today announced that he will travel to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to visit detention facility in the coming days as part of acongressional delegation. The delegation, which will include SenatorsKelly Ayotte(R-NH) and ShelleyMooreCapito (R-WV), will review detention operations at Guantanamoas well as meet with American troopsserving at the facility. As part of the visit, Senator Scott will specifically look at the differences between the medium security brig in Charleston that the Obama Administration recently surveyed versus the state of the art facility that the American government has constructed in Cuba.

"I am visiting the Guantanamo Bay detention facility in the coming days to personally to better understand operations at the facility as well as meet with our brave men and women in uniform who are stationed there. During my visit, I want to see firsthand how this facility helps keep our homeland safe, inspect quarters and see where the military commissions are held," said Senator Tim Scott.

In September, Senator Scott, joined by five fellow members of the South Carolina congressional delegation, wrote to President Obamacalling for the immediate halt of any plan to relocatedangerous international terrorists currently held in the Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp in Cuba to any domestic sites on US soil. He also wrote an editorial forPost & Courierand an op-ed for theWall Street Journal, which he co-authored with Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS).

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