Ron DeSantis: Releasing Guantanamo Detainees is a Security Threat
With the Obama administration releasing ten detainees from the Guantanamo Bay Detention Center, U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., the chairman of the House National Security Subcommittee, called it a mistake.
DeSantis, who is running for the U.S. Senate, showcased his “Guantanamo Bay Recidivism Prevention Act,” which would cut off foreign aid to countries that host detainees.
“Releasing huge numbers of very dangerous terrorist detainees harms America's national security,” DeSantis said. “By the government's own admission, 30 percent of released detainees return to the jihad; the actual recidivism rate is likely higher in general and will almost assuredly be higher for dangerous detainees like the Taliban Five. Congress must act to protect national security by holding detainee-receiving nations accountable and demanding that the Administration report to Congress the details of these transfers.”
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