Catherine Cortez Masto Dodges ANOTHER Major National Security Issue
Some things never change. Catherine Cortez Masto’s substance-free senate campaign continues as she plays dodgeball with yet another major national security issue – President Obama’s plan to transfer Guantanamo Bay detainees to the United States. An America Rising tracker caught up with Harry Reid’s hand-picked successor yesterday and asked for her position on bringing enemy combatants into the U.S. Her response? The same silence she used to freeze out the press and the public for months on the Iran Deal.
Just like she did with the Iran Deal, Cortez Masto is keeping quiet while her mentor, Harry Reid, provides political cover for her and President Obama. The Washington Post reported:
“Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) was similarly careful when asked about the closure of Guantanamo. He deflected a question about whether detainees should be brought to the United States, referring instead to Obama’s credentials as a constitutional lawyer.
‘Congress has done their job. Agree or disagree, they’ve spoken on Guantanamo in the bill,’ Reid said, referring to the recently-passed National Defense Authorization Act, which bans the transfer of detainees to the United States, Syria, Libya, Yemen and Somalia.
‘So the president will do what he has to do,’ Reid continued. ‘He’s going to sign the bill and then he’ll determine whether or not he has any administrative authority to do anything different.'”
Cortez Masto has shown she knows how to dodge, duck, dip, dive and dodge with the help of her protective leader Harry Reid, but it’s time she stands up and answers the tough questions.
While 86 percent of Congress voted against transferring Guantanamo detainees to the U.S. within the last 14 days, it looks like Cortez Masto is lining up behind yet another dangerous Obama plan – but don’t expect her to admit it anytime soon.