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Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) released the following statement after President Trump signed an Executive Order reversing the Obama Administration’s policy of decommissioning Naval Station Guantanamo Bay:
 
President Trump is right to reverse President Obama's dangerous decision to release terrorists from U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay and seek closure of this important facility. Far too many terrorists released from GTMO have returned to the fight and directly threaten the safety of American troops and our citizens at home and abroad. The United States must continue to use all lawful tools, including detention of enemy combatants at GTMO, in our ongoing armed conflict against al-Qaeda, the Taliban, and associated forces, including ISIS. Going forward, I urge the Administration to capture those former GTMO detainees who have been released and resumed hostilities against the United States, and bring them to justice.