Dr. Boozman's Check-up

Yesterday CNN reported that President Obama released four Guantanamo Bay (Gitmo) prisoners to Saudi Arabia.

With weeks left before the end of his presidency, he continues his irresponsible campaign promise to close Gitmo.

Here’s why this is a problem – former detainees have returned to the battlefield and are responsible for the deaths of Americans. This is a threat to our national security.

I’ve supported continued efforts to block the administration from closing this facility. It’s well-equipped to house these dangerous prisoners and we cannot trust that the countries to which these detainees are transferred will monitor them to ensure they don’t return to the battlefield.

I look forward to working with the next administration to ensure Gitmo continues to be a place where we detainee dangerous people who are intent on endangering our American way of life.