The House of Representatives dealt a setback Friday to the Obama administration bid to close the detention center in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and send terror suspects to a prison in northwest Illinois.
Lawmakers adopted a measure to bar the use of funds in the National Defense Reauthorization Act to transfer or release terror suspects from Guantanamo. The vote was 282-131, with Democrats split.
Obama vowed to close Guantanamo within a year of taking office, but has missed the deadline.
Today’s overwhelmingly bipartisan vote reaffirms Congress’ strong opposition to moving the Gitmo terrorists inside the United States
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Obama has been told time and again that we don’t want the terrorist on our soil, when will he learn to listen to the American people! Yet another Obama problem of what to do with the Gitmo terrorist. Why not a military trial at Gitmo Obama?