Governor Sam Brownback responds to Obama Administration proposed transfer of Guantanamo prisoners

Governor Sam Brownback today responded to the Obama Administration’s plans to transfer detainees from the Guantanamo Bay detention camp (GITMO). Governor Brownback, along with his Congressional colleagues, successfully blocked the transfer of GITMO detainees in 2009.

“The transfer of GITMO detainees to Kansas was a bad idea at the beginning of the Obama Administration and it is a bad idea today. The citizens of Kansas do not support moving terrorists to the Heartland of America.”

The Governor is scheduling a phone call with the Department of Defense to make clear to the Obama Administration his strong opposition to this proposal.