Senator John Cornyn Says President Obama Is Lawless [INTERVIEW]
On the Friday edition of The Chad Hasty Show, U.S. Senator John Cornyn joined the show to talk about rumors that President Obama still intends to close the Guantanamo Bay military prison, and move the remaining 100-130 prisoners to the mainland United States.
The Defense bill passed by Congress specifically bans the transfer of those prisons. Talking about the law, Senator Cornyn said,
[The transfer of Guantanamo Bay prisoners] would be in defiance of several laws that Congress has passed and that the President himself has signed that would prevent it. Like so much of what [the] President is doing these days, he doesn't appear to have any endgame or any strategy.
Speaking about possible actions by President Obama, Cornyn said, "We're concerned that the President might try to do this on sort of a late Friday afternoon when people aren't paying that much attention". Conryn continued with,
Well, as you've seen, we've done our job which is to pass a law prohibiting it, but there's really nothing we can do to stop a lawless President who violates the law.
Describing the prisoners Cornyn said,
These are the people that are 'irreconcilables'. These are people that are so dangerous that not even their home countries are willing to take them back. And as you know the President traded a number of Taliban commanders for Bo Bergdahl, and sent them to I believe it was Qatar, on the promise that they would keep an eye on them for a while. But this is just reckless. And these are people that literally have American blood on their hands, and have been, who are not going to be rehabilitated, and we need to treat them as the enemies that they are.
Summing up his thoughts on the issue, Cornyn said,
This is a bad idea, who's time has not come, and something that would be literally illegal, and we're going to stop it one way or other.
Listen to the entire interview with Senator John Cornyn in the video box above.