Republicans oppose closing Guantanamo prison. (Douglas Graham/CQ Roll Call File Photo)
Republicans are seizing on a report that President Barack Obama is considering ways to do an end-run around Congress to close the prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, to attack Democrats facing voters next month.
Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., was one of the first out of the gate, vowing to “shut down the Senate” if Obama tried to bring terrorists from Guantánamo to U.S. shores, after the Wall Street Journal reported Obama is considering overriding a congressional ban.
Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, quickly followed with a sharply worded statement, vowing to do “everything within our power” to keep terrorists from being transferred to the United States. Full story