January 27, 2016

Defense Sec Delivers Bad News For Bennet

Defense Secretary Ash Carter delivered some ominous news for Colorado – and Sen. Michael Bennet – about the planned transfer of dangerous terrorists from Guantanamo Bay prison to the U.S. in a recent interview. The Hill reported:

“I’ve said from the day I was nominated to be secretary of Defense, I think on balance it would be a good thing to close Gitmo. I completely agree with President Obama about that,” Carter said on CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS” Sunday.

“But here’s the issue, there are people in Gitmo who are so dangerous that we cannot transfer them to the custody of another government no matter how much we trust that government. I can’t assure the president that it would be safe to do that,” he said.

Carter’s comments come shortly after CNN’s Jake Tapper reported that the Obama administration was moving forward with Carter’s plan to transfer the “worst of the worst” detainees to a U.S. facility, potentially in Colorado:

Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet has been a staunch supporter of President Obama’s dangerous plan to close Guantanamo, and has voted to enable moving terrorists to the homeland. When it was reported that Colorado was on the Obama administration’s shortlist, Bennet pulled an election year bait-and-switch, claiming to oppose the deeply unpopular proposal.

Now that President Obama’s plan is moving forward and Colorado could be months away from receiving dangerous terrorists, will Bennet finally be forced to choose between embracing his close ally, President Obama, or protecting Coloradans’ security? Voters are waiting to find out.