Judge Nap: Obama's Plan to Close Gitmo Will Be 'Profoundly Rejected'
The Pentagon has reportedly finished its review of facilities in the United States to potentially house Guantanamo Bay detainees.
The list of sites is said to include the U.S. Navy Brig in Charleston, South Carolina, the federal prison in Leavenworth, Kansas, and a Supermax prison in Florence, Colorado, among several others.
The plan for closing Guantanamo Bay prison is expected to be released this week. So far, Republicans in Congress have blocked President Obama's attempts to bring detainees onto U.S. soil.
On Fox News Sunday this weekend, Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) said he believes the American people will "stand up in outrage" if the detainees are moved to the U.S.
Judge Andrew Napolitano weighed in this morning on the "standstill" between Congress and the White House on the issue.
Napolitano said the Colorado Supermax prison is the most physically secure option, but questions remain about whether residents will voice objections.
He said the president would hypothetically be better off moving the prisoners "under cover of darkness" because using an executive order would be so unpopular.
"Congress will profoundly reject it," said Napolitano, predicting that many Democrats will vote against it with Republicans.
Napolitano noted that the president ordered Gitmo to be closed within 100 days right after his inauguration in 2009.
"This is profound in the president's legacy," he said.
Watch "America's Newsroom" discussion above.