SENATE APPROVES AYOTTE MEASURE TO PREVENT TRANSFER OF TERRORIST DETAINEES TO U.S. SOIL

Last night the US Senate approved an amendment introduced by U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) that prevents terrorist detainees being transferred from the Guantanamo Bay detention facility to American soil. The measure was approved by a vote of 54 to 41.
“The top-rate facility at Guantanamo allows for the secure and humane detention of foreign terrorist detainees. With a specially-designed courtroom, it is singularly equipped to safeguard intelligence that is critical to protecting our country,” said Senator Ayotte. “The administration may want to close Guantanamo, but the American people do not want foreign terrorists like Khalid Sheikh Mohammed brought to the United States.”
As a member of the Armed Services Committee, Senator Ayotte has worked to keep open the Guantanamo Bay terrorist detention facility, keep terrorist detainees out of the United States, and limit the transfer of detainees from Guantanamo to foreign countries.

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