Press Releases

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement today after the Obama Administration confirmed two former Guantanamo Bay detainees returned to terrorist activities:
 
“President Obama continues to empty the Guantanamo Bay detention center, even as two more detainees released by his Administration have returned to terrorism. We know that the remaining detainees are considered ‘the worst of the worst,’ and with a confirmed recidivism rate of 30 percent, it’s baffling the Administration continues to set these terrorists free to threaten America and our allies, including our military men and women serving overseas. The President’s efforts to preserve his legacy at any cost is hindering U.S. national security precisely at a time when the threats to our country are growing, and terrorist groups like al Qaeda and ISIS are giving these former detainees more options for reengagement. This is why I will continue to urge President Obama to stop setting terrorists free from Guantanamo and immediately work to recapture those who have returned to terrorist activity.”