Just weeks after ending his presidential campaign, Senator Marco Rubio has moved out in front of several important pieces of legislation, like his co-sponsoring of the Protections Against Terrorist Transfer Act of 2016 (S. 2780), which provides congressional oversight of the released or transferred enemy combatants being house at the prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.Rubio recently told Conservative talk show host, Mark Levin, that he was going to finish his Senate term “strong.”
According to Rubio’s Senate office, the bill “It would prohibit the transfer or release of any individual detained at GITMO to the custody of any foreign country unless the Secretary of Defense certifies to Congress that the individual no longer poses a continuing threat to the security of the U.S., its citizens and its interests.”
“The administration’s continued insistence on transferring terrorist detainees from Naval Station Guantanamo is reckless. We have seen detainees released from Guantanamo continue to return to terrorism to inflict damage on our homeland, U.S. military personnel and American civilians…There is nothing more important than the safety of our nation and its people, and the administration should listen to Congress and the American people and cease these dangerous transfers. I am proud to be a co-sponsor of legislation that strives to keep our country safe and terrorists where they belong.”-Senator Marco Rubio
More from the release:
- 2780 also retracts the automatic authorization to transfer or release an individual detained at GITMO after the submission of a 30-day notification to Congress. In its place, the legislation requires certification submission to the appropriate committees no later than 30 days after the Secretary of Defense makes a determination on the transfer or release.
Rubio’s office also points out the gut-wrenching fact that more than 30 percent of the prisoner released from the prison have reengaged their jihad against the United States and the world.