We’ve been asking for representatives who will fight for us and not back down against the special interests and lobbyists in Washington DC. We need representation that will push back against Barack Obama’s executive order presidency and stand on conservative principles.
We have a few in Washington and I am pleased to announce Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton:
“As far as I’m concerned, every last one of them can rot in hell. But as long as they don’t do that, then they can rot in Guantanamo Bay.”
That’s the takeaway Senator Tom Cotton wanted to make sure the Obama administration has about his thoughts on releasing Islamic terrorists to complete a campaign promise.
“How many recidivists are there at Guantanamo Bay right now?” the Senator asked in his opening salvo against the Obama administration’s plan to release all of the terror suspects currently held at Guantanamo Bay.
When Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Brian McKeon said he didn’t understand, Cotton pressed on.
“How many detainees at Guantanamo Bay are engaging in terror activities or anti-American excitement? There are none because they are detained. Because they only engage in that kind of recidivism when they are overseas.”
Cotton, a former Captain in the United States Army and Bronze Star recipient, then asked McKeon how many terrorists were detained during terror attacks on American interests such as 9/11, the USS Cole, the US embassy bombings, and the 1983 attack on the Marine barracks in Lebanon.
“The answer is zero. Islamic terrorists do not need an excuse to attack the United States. They don’t attack us for what we do, they attack us for who we are. This is not a security decision, it is a political decision based on a promise the President made on his campaign,” the Senator said.
He then let loose with his real feelings on American security versus political grandstanding.
“In my opinion, the only problem with Guantanamo Bay is that there are too many empty beds and cells there right now. We should be sending more terrorists there for further interrogation to keep this country safe. As far as I’m concerned, every last one of them can rot in hell. But as long as they don’t do that, then they can rot in Guantanamo Bay.“
Watch him in action below:
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