Brownback Says No to Gitmo Again
August 25, 2015

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback and South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley are on the offense on Gitmo.
The two governors sent a letter to Defense Secretary Ash Carter Tuesday, warning the Defense Department (DOD) from transferring Guantanomo Bay detainees into Kansas or South Carolina.
The two Governors letter says they “will not be part of any illegal and ill-advised action by the Administration, especially when that action relates to importing terrorists into our states.”
The statement from Governor Brownback says DOD teams have been in Kansas to assess the possibility of transferring some detainees to the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas.
The other option under consideration is the U.S. Consolidated Naval Brig in South Carolina.
Brownback and Haley say bringing the detainees to anyplace in the United States is an insult to the people who died in the attack on September 11, 2001.