November 12, 2015

As Opposition Mounts To Closing GITMO, Colorado Democrat Still Sitting On Sidelines

As opposition mounts against President Obama’s plans to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Democrat Morgan Carroll, who is running for Colorado’s 6 th Congressional seat, is still refusing to take a position. Over the last week, two of Colorado’s biggest newspapers came out against the President’s plans to close the prison and move its prisoners to the United States.

On Tuesday, The Denver Post editorial board said Obama should abandon his plans.

“One of Barack Obama’s consistent pledges as a candidate for president and after his election was to close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. That was a worthwhile goal. But it is one he should abandon after the U.S. Senate on Tuesday joined the House in passing a 2016 national defense act that bars transfers of prisoners to the mainland. He should abide by the restriction rather than defy Congress and claim authority to act on his own.”

The Colorado Springs Gazette echoed those concerns, noting that moving prisoners to U.S. soil “serves no legitimate purpose.”

“President Obama is commander in chief of the U.S. military. If he wants changes at Gitmo – if he thinks it’s not a suitable environment for terror suspects – he can change it. Moving these people to domestic soil serves no legitimate purpose, beyond avoiding a ‘failed to close Gitmo’ footnote in history’s Obama chapters.”

Meanwhile, Carroll is actively ignoring questions about her position on the issue. If major news outlets are willing to take a stand on this critical issue, why won’t Carroll?