Gitmo prisoners action "ignores reality"
Rep. Jeff Duncan on the largest Gitmo Transfer of Obama tenure
Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-3rd District, SC) released the following statement responding to the largest transfer of detainees during the current Administration from the terrorist detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba:
“President Obama’s decision to unilaterally close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay ignores the dangers of our time and is a threat to American security.
“The latest transfer of 15 terrorists to the UAE is the single largest transfer since Obama took office. It is an action working hand in hand with the reckless foreign policy that has become a real threat to the American people.
“Today’s reality is that radical Islamic extremism is on the rise, and the recidivism rate of released detainees returning to the battlefield is disturbingly high.
“Evidence has shown that terrorists have escaped from the custody of countries to which they were transferred and have reengaged in fighting, resulting in more American deaths.
“Obama is choosing to ignore these facts in his pursuit of a political legacy to close the facility. Instead of proactively confronting reality and protect Americans from danger, he would rather bring danger to American shores and local communities like Charleston. His decisions are a real and tangible threat to the safety and security of the American people.”