Republicans Decry Guantanamo Detainee Transfer to US | 44 |

Noting a bill that passed 90-6 last month that banned the transfer or incarceration of detainees from Guantanomo to U.S. prisons, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said the president was ignoring the “clear desire of Congress and the American people that these terrorists not be brought to the United States.” McConnell also questioned if Obama had this authority under current law, saying “there’s an argument that existing law prohibits bringing terrorists into the United States.” He declined to say if Congress would consider further action to stop the administration from bringing other detainees here for trial.