Congressman Chris Stewart

Representing the 2nd District of Utah
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Rep. Stewart’s Statement on Obama’s Plan to Close Guantanamo Bay

Feb 23, 2016
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah), a former Air Force bomber pilot and a member of the House Intelligence Committee, issued the following statement after President Obama announced his plan to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility:

“Federal law is crystal clear that the Guantanamo detainees cannot be transferred to the United States, and our top military officers and even the Attorney General have said they will not violate that law. The President is delusional if he thinks we in Congress will agree to bring terrorists into the United States. This is a case of the President putting left-wing politics and his misplaced campaign promise ahead of national security.”