GITMO Terrorists Will Not Be Relocated to Kansas

January 31, 2018 - 10:08 am

U.S. Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) today applauded the signature of an executive order confirming that President Trump will not close Guantanamo Bay (GITMO) and relocate the facility to a site on the mainland. The president announced this executive order during last night’s State of the Union address. Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas, was listed as a potential site for relocating detainees under the Obama administration.

“For eight years, I actively fought the Obama administration’s threat to close Guantanamo Bay and move those enemy combatants to a site on the U.S. mainland, in particular Ft. Leavenworth,” said Roberts. “President Trump has unequivocally agreed that Guantanamo Bay is the best and safest location to house enemy combatants. Kansans – and all Americans – can now rest assured knowing that no terrorists will be moved into the heart of their communities.  As I always have stated, not on my watch will any terrorist be placed in Kansas.”

President Trump today signed an executive order reiterating the necessity for Guantanamo Bay to remain open and that no enemy combatant will be transferred to an alternate facility on the U.S. mainland.



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