FL Rep. Ros-Lehtinen on Bergdahl Swap: ‘Backhanded Attempt’ to Close Gitmo
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) was on “America’s News Headquarters” to discuss the Bergdahl swap.
The former chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee discussed classified talks on a potential swap back in 2011.
Ros-Lehtinen said the pushback from the GOP was “clear and emphatic” back then.
“We said there’s no way that we should be trading this soldier’s life in exchange for Taliban detainees because I think that this is a backhanded attempt by the administration to eventually get to [Obama’s] dream, which is to close Guantanamo, but just think of what a price we’re paying.”
Now, Ros-Lehtinen said every soldier will have a price tag on his or her back because the Taliban will know that they can trade one soldier for five Gitmo detainees.
Watch the full interview above.
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