November 25, 2015

In Colorado, Clinton Waffles On Her Plan To Bring Terrorists To U.S.

During an interview with Shaun Boyd on KCNC-TV in Denver, Hillary Clinton was asked about her support for bypassing Congress to bring the terrorists at Guantanamo Bay to U.S. soil and more specifically, possibly to Colorado:

KCNC’S SHAUN BOYD: “Well Karen, I had about eight minutes with her, and I asked her about some of the issues that didn’t come up in her speeches today, issues of particular importance to Colorado, like the closing of Guantanamo Bay and the housing of some of those prisoners right here in Colorado. Clinton didn’t rule out bypassing Congress to close the prison in Cuba.”

HILLARY CLINTON: “I have, as Secretary of State, supported the closing of Guantanamo and did everything I could to move prisoners there back to countries that could take them. But I’m not going to prejudge whatever the President proposes because I think we have to weigh all of the, you know, pros and cons, and I want to wait to see what the plan is.”

Clinton didn’t mention the fact that it was her idea—initially brought up in a memo sent to President Obama in 2013—to bypass Congress to close Guantanamo Bay and bring the remaining terrorists to the United States.

Clinton’s waffling on this issue is nothing more than political gamesmanship and politics at its worst. Afraid to upset voters in Colorado who do not want to be neighbors with Guantanamo Bay detainees and given the increased scrutiny on terrorism in the wake of ISIS’s attack in Paris, Clinton is more concerned with her own political prospects than she is the safety of our nation.