'How Dare She?!': Pavlich Tears Into Susan Rice Over Gitmo Comment
Katie Pavlich went after White House official Susan Rice for declaring this week that "we're going to die trying" to close Guantanamo Bay prison before President Obama leaves office.
“I can’t say with certainty that we’re 100 percent going to get there, but I can tell you we’re going to die trying," said Rice, who serves as Obama's national security adviser.
The comment came amid a new push by the White House to close the facility. Reuters reports that the new plan will be unveiled soon by Obama's counterterrorism chief, Lisa Monaco.
Monaco will reportedly propose transferring eligible detainees to foreign countries; prosecuting those who can be prosecuted; and moving foreign terror suspects who cannot be prosecuted but are deemed too dangerous to release to a U.S.-based facility.
Republican lawmakers have refused to allow Obama to transfer detainees to the United States, holding up his effort to close the prison. Obama could choose to use executive action to get his way.
Pavlich said Rice's comment is insensitive given that members of the U.S. military gave their lives fighting in Afghanistan, including against the "Taliban Five" who were traded for Bowe Bergdahl.
"How dare she even bring that notion up when there are people who shed their blood and treasure and there are families, widows with children, who no longer have their loved ones as a result of these people? Barack Obama wants to let them out and he wants to bring them to our backyard. It's unacceptable," said Pavlich.
Judge Jeanine Pirro argued that the White House's willingness to go around Congress "sounds like a dictatorship."
Pirro said the administration is "already replenishing the enemy during a time of war" by releasing dangerous detainees, like the "Taliban Five."
Bernard McGuirk noted that there is an argument to be made for housing these prisoners at a maximum-security federal prison in the U.S., which is far less costly than keeping Gitmo open.
Andrea Tantaros said the White House is not interesting in saving taxpayer dollars, it's interested in "checking a box" on the president's 2008 campaign promise.
Watch the "Outnumbered" discussion above.