Washington, D.C.—Today, Rep. Mike Bost (IL-12) released the following statement on President Obama’s plan to close the Guantanamo Bay Prison:

“The President has shown time and again – through his Iran nuclear deal, his support for the Syrian refugee program, and now his plans to close Guantanamo Bay – that he will put political talking points ahead of securing the homeland.  That’s a dangerous precedent and one that I will continue to fight by every means possible.  It is not only wrongheaded to transfer detainees to American soil, it is illegal, and it needs to stay that way.”