Top Senate Democrat Suggests Sending Guantanamo Terrorists to Colorado

Top Senate Democrat Suggests Sending Guantanamo Terrorists to Colorado

Illinois Senator and Majority Whip Dick Durbin today suggested sending terrorists detained at Guantanamo Bay to a federal prison facility in Florence, Colorado. 

The comment occurred during the questioning of Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson and raised another important question:

Does Michael Bennet agree that these dangerous evil terrorists should be sent to Colorado?

Colorado GOP Chairwoman Kristi Burton Brown weighed in just a few moments ago:

“Every time Democrats are in control, they suggest moving hardened terrorists to Colorado. Currently Bennet’s Party has full control of D.C. and yet Bennet is once again silent. It’s time for Michael Bennet to show some leadership and tell Biden and Durbin that we don’t want terrorists moved to our state. Bennet has flip-flopped repeatedly on this issue, if Bennet doesn’t agree with Durbin, then he needs to call him out publicly and be clear.” – Colorado GOP Chairwoman Kristi Burton Brown

Background:

Sen. Bennet has flip-flopped numerous times on voting to allow Guantanamo Bay terrorists to be moved to the U.S. and Colorado. 

  • In 2012 and 2013, Bennet voted against amendments that would have prohibited the transfer of terrorists to U.S. based facilities. 
  • In 2009, Bennet voted against an amendment that would have barred the construction of facilities to hold Guantanamo terrorists on U.S. soil. 

Flip-Flop:

Under Obama, The Defense Department announced that Colorado prisons might be considered for the transfer of Gitmo terrorists.

  • Bennet, who was running for re-election the following year, flip flopped and said he opposed moving terrorists to Colorado. Where does he stand now?