“Closing Gitmo and transferring these dangerous terrorists to United States soil is a terrible and illogical idea,” he said. “Instead of putting America first, the President once again continues to weaken our national security by pursuing decisions geared towards solidifying his legacy.”
The proposal also flies in the face of the National Defense Authorization Act, Weber said. He said the act contains information that does not allow detainees from the facility to be transferred to the mainland.
“The President signed this legislation into law,” he said. “For the President to close Gitmo, current law must be changed, new legislation must be written, approved by Congress, and sent to the President’s desk.”
He said he would not support any measure that does that.
“I will not support any measure that will allow these dangerous terrorists to be transferred to the United States,” he said.