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UPDATED: Boehner tells HUMAN EVENTS this is the first step in Democrats' plan to import terrorists to U.S. McConnell reacts negatively.

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BREAKING: First GITMO Detainee Arrives In U.S.

UPDATED: Boehner tells HUMAN EVENTS this is the first step in Democrats’ plan to import terrorists to U.S. McConnell reacts negatively.

The first of the Gitmo detainees has arrived in the U.S. for trial, despite overwhelming opposition from Congress and the people to this Obama scheme.

Ahmed Ghailani, the bodyguard of Osama bin Laden, was secretly transported to New York City in the wee hours last night. The plan is to try him in Manhattan for his role in the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania which killed more than 224 people, including 12 Americans.

House Republican Leader John Boehner (Ohio) spoke with HUMAN EVENTS about this breaking story:

“This is the first step in the Democrats’ plan to import terrorists into America,” Boehner said.

“Without a plan to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, the administration has made the decision to begin transferring these terrorists into the United States, in spite of the overwhelming opposition of the American people and serious questions from members of Congress of both parties. There are more than 200 of the world’s most dangerous men held at the Guantanamo Bay prison. Does the administration plan to transfer all of them into our nation in this way? Do they plan to give them the same legal rights as the American people? Just what is the administration’s plan for closing this prison?

“House Republicans have introduced the Keep Terrorists Out of America Act to protect Americans from dangerous terrorists being imported into our communities,” Boehner concluded. “Specifically, this legislation would require the administration to receive certification from state governors and legislatures before a terrorist is transferred into their states. Does New York’s governor support the administration’s decision to transfer Ghailani into Manhattan? Does the state legislature? By a three to one margin, the American people do not, underscoring the urgency for the administration to produce its plan for how it plans to close the Guantanamo Bay prison.”

In a statement released a few moments ago, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) said, “When you bring them into the U.S., you have the U.S. court system to deal with, which is different in procedures from the military commission or a military courtroom, and you run the risk during that proceeding of having classified information get out that’s useful to other terrorists in the war on terror.

“Could we? Yes. The issue is: Should we? The answer is no.”

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