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Bilirakis Responds to the President’s Plan to Close Guantanamo Bay

February 23, 2016
Press Release

Representative Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) released the following statement regarding the President’s plan to close Guantanamo Bay:

“I am vehemently opposed to the President’s decision to close Guantanamo Bay. Not only is this illegal under current law, moving terrorists to our homeland is an incredibly reckless decision.  Once again, the President’s national security decisions are putting our nation further at risk. I have seen Guantanamo firsthand during my time as a member of the Committee on Homeland Security and I know the importance of keeping detainees secured there. We must remain vigilant to ensure that terrorists do not enter our nation and that our citizens’ safety is a top priority.”