Skip to comments.Ted Cruz files bill prohibiting Gitmo transfers until Obama explains Bergdahl swap
Posted on 06/23/2014 4:05:50 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
Sen. Ted Cruz filed legislation on Friday that blocks any further releases of Guantanamo prisoners until the Obama administration first explains its May exchange of five Taliban operatives for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.
“Americans need to know how the Obama Administration thinks it has made our nation safer by negotiating with terrorists to release these five dangerous terrorist leaders,” the Texas Republican said in a press release. “Until President Obama can make his case and convince the American public that this swap was in our national interest, prudence dictates that all further transfers and releases from Guantanamo Bay should be off the table.”
The legislation will “prohibit any funds from being spent on transferring or releasing Guantanamo detainees until either 90 days after submitting a report to Congress that justifies the release of the Taliban 5, or 180 days after this bill is signed into law,” the press release said. It also prohibits any future prisoners transfers without written authorization from the president.
Sen. Kelly Ayotte, who co-sponsored the bill, said the administration should not be releasing prisoners who pose a threat of returning to the battlefield.
“Our common sense legislation would suspend the transfer of Guantanamo detainees to other countries until Congress can get more answers regarding the recent transfer of the Taliban Five,” she said.
The bill demands that a report be submitted to Congress that assesses whether the five terrorists released May 31 would reengage in terrorist activities, return to Afghanistan, or increase the likelihood that more kidnappings will take place in order for terrorists to barter with the U.S.
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The bill is exactly what should be on the record, but I doubt that Hairy Weed will even allow a mark up vote.
Request permission to steal this!
Go Ted Go!
Is their only one conservative left in the now defunct and worthless rino right GOP who spend all their time allying with the communist left whom they now bow their back down to and lick their filthy boots?
I pray the Lord Jesus Christ to help the true patriotic conservatives and curse all the enemies of God in America, the rinos and communist democrats alike.
Yes, we’re dead in the water until any bill lists Democrat supporters, in eough numbers to pass.
Even that depends on exactly as you said, Harry bringing squat to the floor from any Republican.
All is rhetoric bouncing off walls, until we take the Senate.
No offense to Cruz sharing his wishes in one hand and whatever in the other.
I’m just hysterical because the only border we are discussing is the Iraq/Iran border.
No one objecting to the federally imposed news blackout on our own border.
Bills from the House mean nothing. Unless passed in the Senate it is a mute point. The communists Democrats have the Senate. Will November 2014 be any different, not less we have the 2/3 of the Senate under our control.
Cruz IS establishing a record of doing the right thing for the nation.
Few know what is going on along the Southern Border because of the news black out you mention.
A short browse through this renegade site will show exactly what is happening ( warning, graphic videos of cartel executions).
Obama is prosecuting a demographic war against red states. If America really knew the truth, the riots would begin throughout Texas tommorrow.
You know, media has been embedded with our soldiers in conflicts on foreign soil since WW II, and now we get a federally instigated news BLACKOUT covering a federally orchestrated seige INVASION, on our own soil, defending our own border. Preposterous!
I talked to the office of the Gov TX. I was told that he (even HE) is getting his information from the FEDS. How ‘bout that!
We don’t know if DPS were ever dispatched, how many if any, whether the Guard is called, Not. One. Word. A perfect blackout.
Its demographic warfare, which will soon become bloodshed.Perry is under pressure to do something but its obvious tere is a struggle on whether to buck the feds or not. He should call out the Texas militia.