Sen. Ted Cruz introduced a bill earlier this month aimed to help President-elect Donald Trump ‘drain the swamp’ with term limits for Congressional members.
Now, Cruz has something else up his sleeve.
This new piece of legislation would declassify the backgrounds of the Guantanamo Bay detainees released under Barack Obama.
From The Blaze:
Republican Senator Ted Cruz of Texas introduced legislation Tuesday that would mandate the declassification and public release of information pertaining to the Guantanamo Bay detainees President Barack Obama has transferred since Nov. 8.
On Monday, Oman’s foreign ministry said that it had accepted 10 Gitmo detainees, aiding Obama with his last-minute push to severely shrink the Cuban facility he vowed to close when he first campaigned for president in 2008.
When Obama took office, there were roughly 245 inmates at the prison. According to the Wall Street Journal, Monday’s announcement will bring the number of detainees remaining to less than 50.
Republican lawmakers have long opposed the president’s desire to close Gitmo, and have thrown roadblocks in his way at every available opportunity. In February 2016, when Obama presented a Pentagon-authored plan proposing 13 sites on U.S. soil to hold 30-60 detainees in maximum-security facilities, Republicans expressed safety concerns.
“We’ll review President Obama’s plan,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said at the time. “But since it includes bringing dangerous terrorists to facilities in U.S. communities, he should know that the bipartisan will of Congress has already been expressed against that proposal.”
If you have any problems with this bill, you might be a liberal.
These radical Islamist terrorists often times return to the battlefield once shipped back to whichever country.
Why not let the American people understand their backgrounds to see how ridiculous the Obama administration was when it came to this issue?