Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) today issued the following statement regarding the U.S. capture of a suspect linked to the September 11, 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya:
“It is long overdue that justice be delivered to the terrorists who conducted the attacks of September 11, 2012 against U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi, Libya and killed four Americans. The capture of Ahmed Abu Khattala is welcome news, and a testament to the bravery and skill of U.S. special forces and the FBI.
“The Obama Administration should immediately transfer him to the military detention center at Guantanamo Bay for detention and interrogation. In order to locate all individuals associated with the attacks that led to the deaths of four Americans, we need intelligence. That intelligence is often obtained through an interrogation process.
“At times, this Administration has been more interested in the politics of the war on terrorism than the execution of it, and we have not had an articulable detention policy in six years. I look forward to hearing from the Administration how they plan to obtain information from Ahmed Abu Khattala, where they intend to detain him, and what the next steps are for going after those responsible for these attacks.
“America remains at war and a return to the failed law enforcement approach of the 1990s is not an adequate response to the very real threats we face.”