Rubio: Obama Closing Gitmo 'Leaves America More Vulnerable'
After President Obama announced a four-point proposal to close the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Sen. Marco Rubio accused the president of "prioritizing his own legacy over the safety of the American people."
Obama's plan to close Gitmo is a continuation of prioritizing his own legacy over the safety of the American people. https://t.co/1D3s9gKceY
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) February 23, 2016
Rubio said On the Record that there's "no national security rationale" for the plan and said that Obama saying that Al Qaeda and ISIS are attacking the U.S. because of the prison is "absurd."
"It has nothing to do with Gitmo," he said. "They attack us because they're radical Islamic jihadists."
Rubio also said that many prisoners released from Guantanamo end up returning to terrorist activity, citing a new report that Spanish police have arrested an ex-Guantanamo detainee.
"This is all about fulfilling a campaign promise to close Guantanamo, and it leaves America more vulnerable," he said.
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