Washington, DC (Office of John Cornyn) — U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) issued the following statement today responding to the President’s call to ease restrictions on prisoner transfers from Guantanamo Bay:
“Gitmo serves an important function of detaining America’s most dangerous enemy combatants. No individual who continues to pose a threat to the U.S. should be shuttled home at the expense of American taxpayers only to return to the battlefield to kill Americans and our friends, no matter how many dramatic hunger strikes are staged.
“In making national security decisions, the President’s foremost consideration must always be the safety of the American people, not misguided campaign pledges and attempts to pivot from scandals.”