Sen Scott: Obama "overcooking my grits" on Gitmo decision

Published: Nov. 6, 2015 at 5:19 AM EST|Updated: Nov. 16, 2015 at 5:19 AM EST
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A plan to prevent President Barack Obama from closing Guantanamo Bay gained some traction on Thursday as the National Defense Authorization Act passed overwhelmingly in the U.S. House.

The act has been previously vetoed a version of the act that closes the prison. The White House did not threaten another veto Thursday but also didn't rule out President Obama acting on his own to close Guantanamo Bay.

Senator Tim Scott believes the president is approaching lawlessness.

"The president in this latest announcement is overcooking my grits," Sen. Scott said. "I will tell you that there's no question in my mind that there's only one location on earth, one location on earth, where these enemy combatants should be.  And that is Gitmo."

President Obama has been promising to shut the prison down and move terrorists out since he was running for office in 2008. In September, a team from The Pentagon visited a naval brig in Charleston to evaluate it as a possible location to keep the terrorists.

Scott says moving the terrorists into the U.S. would be the worst decision for American national security. He says Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill, and the American people, agree that Guantanamo Bay should stay in operation.

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