GOP reps seek to block any Biden bid to bring Gitmo detainees to US

A pair of GOP House members introduced a bill to prohibit the transfer of detainees from Guantanamo Bay into the United States after the Biden administration announced plans to begin working toward closing the controversial naval prison earlier this month.

If passed, the bill, released on Tuesday by Reps. Jeff Duncan and Nancy Mace of South Carolina, would ensure that no Defense Department funds “may be used to transfer, release, or assist in the transfer of or release” of 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed or any other alleged terrorists held at Guantanamo Bay “to or within the United States, its territories, or possessions.”

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