As Twitchy reported, in its excitement to announce that the U.S. Embassy in Cuba would reopen as one of the first steps in normalizing relations with the country, the Obama administration forgot to mention one little tidbit from Reuters: “Cuban government says U.S. should return Guantanamo Bay military base to Cuban sovereignty.”
So, what does happen to Guantanamo Bay? According to the Wall Street Journal, the Pentagon has sent a team to Fort Leavenworth, Kan., to see if “a limited number” of detainees could be housed there.
Word is that Sen. Pat Roberts isn’t thrilled with the idea.
We have received reports of President Obama’s attempt to shut down Guantanamo Bay, which once again reflects another egregious overstep by this administration. Congress has consistently stopped Obama by law from moving a single detainee to the U.S. I shut down this administration’s nominee for Secretary of the Army in 2009 to prevent moving any detainees to Kansas and will do it again if necessary. Not on my watch will any terrorist be placed in Kansas.
Gov. Sam Brownback also tweeted his opposition to the transfer of prisoners.
Editor’s note: The post has been updated with additional tweets.