Does Ami Bera Want to Bring Terrorists to the U.S.?

February 23, 2016

Today the Obama administration announced its plan to close Guantanamo Bay and move the remaining prisoners, many of whom have been considered too dangerous to be released, onto U.S. soil. Does Ami Bera support the President and his dangerous policy? Or will he finally stand against President Obama and put the safety of American citizens before the liberal’s insatiable political need to close GITMO.

There are currently 91 remaining detainees held at Guantanamo Bay, 35 of which are expected to be transferred by summer while the rest are awaiting trial or deemed too dangerous to transfer. In December, we learned that al-Qaeda leader Ibrahim al-Qosi, a former GITMO detainee who was transferred out in 2012, has returned to the battlefield and appeared in a new al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) video. Al-Qosi is not the first to rejoin the fight once transferred, however, as three of the “Taliban Five” have allegedly tried to rejoin their terrorist organizations as well.

It has even been reported by the Director of National Intelligence that nearly 30 percent of those released from Guantanamo Bay are either confirmed or suspected of reengaging with terrorism. Under current law, the Obama administration is prohibited from moving GITMO prisoners to U.S. soil, and only 27% of American citizens support the President’s plan to close the facility. Will Ami Bera stand by silently, risking the safety of American citizens as President Obama fights to fulfill a campaign promise he made to the extreme left?

“Ami Bera will have to choose whether to stand up for national security or stand with President Obama by voting to bring dangerous terrorists to U.S. soil,” said NRCC Communications Director Katie Martin. “Ami Bera needs to listen to the American people instead of letting a lame duck president steamroll our national security as he heads toward the exit.”