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Video Release: Hey Hassan, so where do we put Guantanamo Bay detainees?

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MANCHESTER - The US Senate is poised to pass a bill that bans moving Guantanamo Bay detainees to the United States. The vote is expected today. As covered by the Associated Press, "a Pentagon report expected as early as this week identifies prisons in Colorado, Kansas and South Carolina where Guantanamo detainees could possibly be housed so the military prison in Cuba could be shut down."


In an interview with the Union Leader last month, Governor Maggie Hassan told the paper "she would consider closing the Guantanamo Bay military prison."


Organizations have been pressing Governor Hassan to explain what she would do with Guantanamo Bay detainees if the facility were closed. Considering how important this issue is to the safety and security of all Americans, Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire caught up with the governor hoping she would finally be able to give an in-depth explanation to her position. 


In particular, we hoped she could tell Granite Staters what she believes we should do with the detainees if the facility in Cuba were closed. Regrettably, she continues to be unable to answer such questions.


Click HERE to watch video of Maggie Hassan ignoring questions about what she would do with the detainees if the Guantanamo Bay detention camp was closed


Derek Dufresne of Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire released the following statement


"Governor Maggie Hassan has blatantly said that she would consider closing the Guantanamo Bay military prison. If that truly is her position on this important national security issue, Granite Staters have every right to know what she would propose doing with the remaining 112 detainees. Regrettably, she continues to be unable to provide answers.


"It is time for Maggie to stop ignoring her constituents and clarify whether she would actually support efforts to move these dangerous individuals to facilities that are only hours from the New Hampshire border."



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