As Hillary Clinton visits Colorado, it is shocking to think she’s fully on board with President Obama’s questionable plan to potentially send hardened Islamic terrorists to the state.
For the last few years, President Obama has quietly tried to transfer terrorists currently housed at GITMO to federal prisons on U.S. soil. Except nobody wants them. These prisoners are considered so dangerous that they are called “unreleaseables.” No other country in the world will take them because of their potential to commit further acts of terror.
Two of the locations being floated as destinations for the prisoners are the federal correctional facilities in Florence and Canon City, Colorado. Forty-one sheriffs across the state, including seven Democrats, have signed a letter of opposition to the plan. “It just doesn’t make sense to bring these dangerous people to our ground,” said one sheriff. “Why put any extra level of threat to our state or my county?”
Coloradans are rising up in anger to reject this move because of the threat it poses to public safety. But it is also a move that is flat-out illegal. Even President Obama’s own Attorney General said earlier this month, “With respect to individuals being transferred to the United States the law currently does not allow that.”
Yet as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton pushed the White House to work harder on closing the facility and bypass lawmakers.
In 2010, she berated White House aides over the matter, saying, “We are throwing the president’s commitment to close Guantanamo into the trash bin…We are doing him a disservice by not working harder on this.” And in January 2013, she encouraged the use of “national security waivers” to bypass Congressional opposition to the President’s plan of housing terrorists on American soil.
As a consequence for her support of this illegal plan, voters in Colorado know Clinton doesn’t have their national security interests at heart. A new Quinnipiac poll of Colorado shows her getting crushed in the state. She trails every Republican included in the poll by at least eleven points in a head to head matchup. Her favorability rating is a humiliating 33%. And 67% of those polled say she is not honest or trustworthy.
We can’t trust the architect of President Obama’s dangerous transfer plan to be president. By encouraging the delivery of Islamic terrorists onto U.S. soil, Hillary Clinton is showing she’s not only deaf to the will of Coloradans, but also has poor judgment about how to keep them safe.
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