RELEASE Hanaway Statement Opposing President Obama’s Plan To Close Guantanamo Bay
Hanaway Pledges To Refuse Any Gitmo Prisoners
St. Louis- Former federal prosecutor Catherine Hanaway released the following statement opposing President Obama’s plan to close Guantanamo Bay. Additionally, Hanaway pledged to not cooperate with any attempts to house terrorists in Missouri prisons.
“Once again, President Obama is putting us at risk, releasing radical Islamic terrorists to foreign countries and treating them as mere criminals by seeking to move them to domestic prisons.” said Hanaway. “As Governor, I will keep Missouri safe and strong by fighting any and all attempts from the federal government to bring terrorist prisoners to Missouri, and I will instruct my administration not to cooperate with any federal attempt to house radical Islamic terrorists in Missouri.”
Hanaway is a former U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri and has prosecuted terrorism and immigration cases.