Finally after years of watching and waiting for Congress to do something, Congress has finally decided to confront President Barack H. Obama directly on his unconstitutional and very dangerous plan to release Islamic terrorists from Gitmo Detention Center in Cuba.
This bill called The Detaining Terrorists to Protect Americans Act of 2016 would prohibit those enemy combatants from being transferred out of Guantanamo Bay through September 2017, which is after Obama’s second term. In addition, it would prevent Obama from keeping his promise to close down the military base, which is where many of America’s enemies are imprisoned from terrorism.
This bill would be incredible if it passes congress. This following excerpt is from the Washington Examiner:
“Sen. Kelly Ayotte introduced legislation Tuesday that would prohibit any transfers from Guantanamo Bay through September 2017, several months past the end of President Obama’s term.
The Detaining Terrorists to Protect Americans Act of 2016 would also permanently ban any transfers of detainees to the U.S., and prohibit the closure of the detention center in Cuba.
“Unfortunately, this administration seems more interested in releasing terrorists and bringing the remainder to the United States in order to close Guantanamo and fulfill a misguided and dangerous campaign promise,” Ayotte, R-N.H., said in a statement. “My legislation would suspend the administration’s dangerous releases that have allowed terrorists to return to the battlefield and permanently prevent the administration from bringing Guantanamo terrorists to the United States.”
Current law prohibits the transfer of detainees to the U.S. and the construction of any facilities in the U.S. to hold detainees, but that law is typically renewed each year in the annual defense policy bill. Ayotte’s bill would make those bans permanent.”
Maybe this bill is too late or maybe not? But as the President of The United States acts like he is always above the law, the congress must finally use the power of the purse to make sure that Obama’s illegal actions finally has it’s just consequences.
It is now up to the Republican-controlled Senate and House to approve the bill. But it could die on the floor of the Senate without the necessary 60 votes needed. And to get them may be a stretch. I would urge everyone to call their representatives in Congress and Senate to vote to pass this bill. To see The Detaining Terrorists to Protect Americans Act of 2016 bill click here.
This is a very positive sign that our Congress is finally willing to take some bold action against Obama’s plan for Islamic terrorists that should remain behind bars where they deserve to be. It is about time for Barack Obama’s feet are held to the fire! Wouldn’t you agree my fellow Americans?