GOP introduces resolution rejecting Obama's Gitmo plan

GOP introduces resolution rejecting Obama's Gitmo plan
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Sen. Pat RobertsCharles (Pat) Patrick RobertsThe Hill's Whip List: Republicans try again on ObamaCare repeal No. 2 Senate Republican backs McConnell in Trump fight Overnight Healthcare: McConnell warns Senate not to block repeal debate | Insurers knock Cruz proposal | WH tries to discredit CBO | Lawmakers propose .1B NIH funding boost MORE (R-Kan.) introduced a resolution on Tuesday rejecting the Obama administration's plan to close the Guantánamo Bay prison and transfer up to 60 detainees to the United States.

The resolution, co-sponsored by Sens. Tim ScottTimothy (Tim) Eugene ScottOvernight Cybersecurity: Equifax security employee left after breach | Lawmakers float bill to reform warrantless surveillance | Intel leaders keeping collusion probe open Senators grill ex-Equifax CEO over stock sales Wells Fargo chief defends bank's progress in tense Senate hearing MORE (R-S.C.), Cory GardnerCory Scott GardnerRepublicans jockey for position on immigration Bipartisan bill would toughen North Korea sanctions, require Trump's strategy GOP senators push for delay of ObamaCare insurer tax MORE (R-Colo.), Jerry MoranGerald (Jerry) MoranTIMELINE: The GOP's failed effort to repeal ObamaCare The Hill's Whip List: Republicans try again on ObamaCare repeal IT modernization measure included in Senate-approved defense policy bill MORE (R-Kan.), and Roy BluntRoy Dean BluntThe Hill's Whip List: Republicans try again on ObamaCare repeal Another health funding cliff puts care for millions at risk Top Senate Dem: We're going forward with understanding we can work with White House on DACA MORE (R-Mo.), would allow senators to go on record as opposing the plan. 

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The administration last month submitted its long-promised proposal for closing the detention facility, including bringing 30 to 60 detainees to a secure facility in the U.S. 

The law now prohibits any detainees from being moved to the U.S., but some Republicans fear President Obama will try to do so anyway via executive action.

A Pentagon team conducted several visits last year to scout potential prison sites for the detainees in Kansas, South Carolina and Colorado — including the barracks at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas. 

“The President has failed to find a suitable site in a U.S. community to relocate terrorists held at Guantanamo because there is no suitable site on our shores,” Roberts said in a statement. 

“Despite this failure and law prohibiting it, the president has said he will still transfer detainees by executive order," Roberts said.

"This resolution puts the Senate on record, again demonstrating to the president our clear opposition to this security risk. Perhaps something will deter him from an agenda in which the wishes and the security of the American people are last on the list.”