Holder worried about lawmakers’ Gitmo objections – Associated Press

Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday he is worried lawmakers’ opposition to bringing terrorist suspects held at the military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to U.S. prisons could hurt the effort to close the detention center.

Last week, the House passed a nonbinding recommendation against bringing Guantanamo detainees to this country, even to face trial or be held in a maximum-security lockup.

Earlier this year, Congress passed a number of restrictions on transfers of detainees, both within the United States or to other countries, requiring prior notification to lawmakers of such moves, and explaining why such transfers are safe.