To house Gitmo terrorists or Americans who criticize Islam?
Now that the Dept. of Justice and Obama have repeatedly proven they are willing to act above the law, Frank Wolf is right to be very concerned about what this prison would be used for. Remember, Eric Holder attempted to orchestrate a secret transfer of Gitmo terrorists to northern Virginia FOR RELEASE! Using Special Forces. Until his plan was discovered by Wolf and others. via Quinn, Durbin irked with Va. lawmaker over prison sale rejection – chicagotribune.com.
Veteran Virginia Republican Rep. Frank Wolf’s rejection of the Justice Department’s latest bid to purchase the unused Thomson prison in western Illinois has drawn the ire of two leading Illinois Democratswho accused the congressman of sacrificing jobs over politics.
Wolf, a powerful lawmaker who chairs the House Appropriations subcommittee that oversees the federal Bureau of Prisons, said late Friday he was “unequivocally” rejecting a request to redirect $165 million from other programs to purchase Thomson from the state. He previously rejected a similar effort.
In a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, Wolf said he didn’t trust President Barack Obama’s administration when it pledged it would not use the prison to house suspected terrorists from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. A federal law already prohibits bringing terrorist detainees to U.S. soil.
“Frankly, I do not trust the (Justice) Department or the Administration to enforce the law forbidding the transfer of Guantanamo Bay detainees to the United States,” Wolf wrote Holder. Wolf also noted the Republican-led House had previously voted to hold Holder in contempt over the failed Fast and Furious gun-walking program.
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