Pelosi Statement on President’s Plan for Closing Guantanamo

Washington / D.C.

Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement regarding the President’s plan for closing the Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility, announced by the White House today:

“Today, the President has presented Congress with a strong, detailed plan to responsibly close the Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility.

“The reality is Guantanamo hurts, rather than advances our efforts to keep America safe and combat terrorism abroad.  Closing the detention facility at Guantanamo will strengthen our national security and affirm our values and laws.  It is disappointing that Republicans have worked to prevent the long-overdue closure of the Guantanamo facility.

“I applaud the President for his continued determination to close this dark chapter of our history.  Congress must thoroughly review this plan for how to move our national security and American values forward.”