ICYMI: Sen. Inhofe Calls for a Strategy to Defeat ISIS and to Stop Gitmo Prison Closure on The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson
WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), spoke with FOX’s Gretchen Carlson about the need for the President to develop a strategy to defeat ISIS and the dangers of the president’s desire to close Guantanamo Bay.
On Nov. 16, 2015, Inhofe called for a “pause” in the United States’ acceptance of Syrian refugees until Congress can thoroughly review the Obama administration’s vetting process.
On Nov. 10, 2015 Inhofe voted in favor of the revised National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2016. The final bill prohibits transferring Gitmo detainees to the United States through Dec. 31, 2016, and tightens restrictions on transferring Gitmo detainees to certain foreign countries, language Inhofe strongly supported. It also includes language that prevents the closure of Gitmo through Dec. 31, 2016, rejecting Senate language that would have allowed the facility to be closed following Congressional approval of a plan. When the NDAA was on the Senate floor in June, Inhofe filed two amendments that would have prevented individuals being detained at Gitmo from being transferred to the United States. Neither were brought up for a vote, but Inhofe successfully fought to remove the Senate language during conference.