In regards to the one year anniversary of President Obama's executive order to close the terrorists' detainee facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Congressman J. Gresham Barrett (SC-03) made the following remarks:
"Since the President announced his intentions to permanently close the detainee facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, terrorists have only become more determined in their efforts to harm the United States and its citizens. Recent terrorists' activities prove that closing GITMO is not in our nation's best interests. With all that has happened in the past year, we must strengthen our resolve as well as our national security and immigration measures so that we may fully protect and defend the safety and security of all Americans.
I hope that the President will realize now is not the time to focus on appeasing the international community, and instead, will focus on creating policies that will keep American families safe."