November 12, 2015

CA Democrat Supports GITMO Detainee Transfers While His District Opposes

In the coming days, the White House will deliver its plans to close the Guantanamo Bay prison and unveil where it plans to house suspected terrorists within the United States. Earlier this week, the San Diego City Council unanimously approved a resolution opposing a potential transfer of Guantanamo Bay detainees to a military installation in the city.

Democratic San Diego Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52), who also served as a City Councilman and Council President for eight years, has repeatedly voted to allow for the transfer of detainees from Guantanamo to another location.

Peters’ Guantanamo Bay votes:

Despite his consistent record of support for closing the Guantanamo Bay prison and moving its detainees, Peters only days ago sent a letter to the Secretary of Defense expressing his opposition to any transfer of detainees to San Diego.

Peters is clearly playing politics, trying to hedge his bets against a deeply unpopular decision to bring terrorists to American soil. It’s dishonest and disrespectful to the people of California’s 52nd district.