Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainThe Hill's Morning Report: Inside the Comey memos Democrats mull audacious play to block Pompeo Overnight Defense: Trump steps up fight with California over guard deployment | Heitkamp is first Dem to back Pompeo for State | Dems question legality of Syria strikes MORE (R-Ariz.) said Sunday that the U.S. won't send every prisoner of war home, even with the war in Afghanistan coming to a close.

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Pressed by CNN's Candy Crowley on his criticism of the Obama administration's swap of five Taliban leaders for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, whom she suggested would be released anyway soon, as the war draws down, McCain said some prisoners will be kept in the U.S.

“We’re not sending everybody home … even if we close Guantánamo. We’re going to send them to facilities in the United States of America. That's been the plan all along,” McCain said on "State of the Union."

McCain also said on CNN that the U.S. could've swapped other prisoners, rather than the five they released, who he believes are too dangerous and pose to great a threat to Americans still serving in Afghanistan.