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Cotton Statement on Passage of the Department of Defense Appropriations Act

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cotton (R-Dardanelle) released the following statement on today’s passage of the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, which included his amendment prohibiting the transfer of Guantanamo Bay detainees for one year:

“Today, the House rightly voted to fund the nation’s military and defense priorities for the next year. I was pleased the final bill included my amendment prohibiting the transfer of Guantanamo Bay detainees for one year. President Obama’s recent exchange of five high-level terrorists without notifying Congress illustrates his blatant disregard for its role as a co-equal branch of government. Those five men are cold-blooded terrorists and their release puts our national security at risk. I urge the Senate to pass this bill immediately and defend our national security.”

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  1. Considering that Tom Cotton’s notion of “defending our national security” includes tapping all our phones and tracking our Internet usage without cause or due process of law, I’m not inclined to accept his judgment on anything that involves defending what’s left of our country. With his constant votes to expand the surveillance state, Cotton has already done more damage to the United States than all five of the terrorists traded for Bergdahl.

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