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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) today released the following statement after Department of Defense Secretary Ash Carter delivered a plan to the president to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba: 

“To completely bypass Congress is not only aggressive, but also an illegal move by the administration – especially when the Attorney General confirmed that current law prohibits the transfer of prisoners to Fort Leavenworth, Kan., or anywhere else in the United States. Over the last seven years, this administration has been incapable of presenting a comprehensive, legally justifiable closure and relocation plan that maintains the safety and security of Americans. I have been asking the Department of Defense for months about the details of this apparent plan, and will continue pressing for answers with Pentagon leadership.”