Gardner, Tipton Reject Guantanamo Detainees in Colorado

Washington, DC – Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) released the following statements today denouncing reports that officials within Obama Administration have considered closing the Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility and potentially relocating detainees to the United States Penitentiary in Florence, Colorado:

“I oppose absolutely any plan to bring terrorists to Colorado,” Gardner said. “The Guantanamo facility houses some of the world’s worst international terrorists, and it’s critical that we keep them there. That this reckless and irresponsible idea is being considered at all by officials in the Obama Administration shows a careless disregard for the safety and security of Coloradans. I will do everything in my power to ensure it does not happen.”

“Transferring some of the world’s most dangerous terrorists to our backyard places a target on Colorado,” said Tipton. “Any plan to move terrorists from Guantanamo Bay to Colorado is unacceptable and we will do everything possible to keep it from happening.”