Congressman Darrell Issa
Darrell Issa | Serving California's 49th District
Homeland Security, Press Releases
August 16, 2016
Congressman Issa On Latest Guantanamo Releases

VISTA, Calif. — Congressman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement in response to reports that the Obama Administration has released 15 detainees from Guantanamo Bay:

“At a time when terrorist attacks continue to wreak havoc both here at home and with our allies abroad, the last thing we should be doing is releasing the terrorists we’ve already captured at Guantanamo Bay,” said Congressman Darrell Issa. “As the Senate uncovered earlier this week, the detainees released are among the most hardened and dangerous terrorists and are a real threat to the safety of our citizens. Report after report has shown that Guantanamo detainees, once released, very quickly return to terrorism and, in many cases, have continued to take American lives. We cannot allow this to continue. Each time we release these dangerous criminals back into society, we put new American lives at risk. It’s time for the Administration to put our national security first by stopping the continued release of these terrorists.”

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