09.15.16

Senate Intel Committee Chairman Burr Statement on Reports More Gitmo Detainees Return to Battlefield

WASHINGTON – Today, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) made the following statement on a report via Reuters that two more freed Guantanamo inmates have rejoined terrorist militant groups:

“The President keeps putting his legacy before national security. By releasing Gitmo detainees back into the fight, we continue to stack the deck against our own security interests. Nothing is more important than keeping our country safe. Continuing to empty out the prison at Gitmo so that these fighters can return to committing acts of terror against the US and our allies is a terrible mistake.”

Sen. Burr introduced a bill to prevent Cuba from taking over the Guantanamo Bay naval base this past February.