Washington, DC – Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) voted today to pass H. Res. 644 expressing disapproval of the illegal May 31 freeing of five top-level Muslim terrorist leaders from detention at Guantanamo Bay.
Gabbard, a captain in the Army National Guard and veteran of two Middle East tours of duty, said, “Contrary to those who defend the release of these terrorist leaders, recent events in the Middle East make it painfully clear that our war with Muslim extremists is far from over. In fact, they are more powerful and dangerous today than ever. Assessed in this light, the freeing of five high-level Muslim extremists was short-sighted and further evidence that our leaders have forgotten that we are at war and who the enemy is. I’m deeply concerned about the very real possibility that we will see one of these released terrorists beheading yet another American on YouTube. Negotiating with and giving in to the demands of these terrorists has set a very dangerous precedent since it is an established fact that such terrorists specifically targeted the citizens of nations who are willing to negotiate with them. It has put more Americans at risk.”
On August 21, the Government Accountability Office concluded the administration did not follow the law in failing to notify the relevant congressional committees.
Is she still a member of the Guard , if so is she aloud to make a public comment of her Commander in Chief as that is a violation to her position and or as a congress member she should know the proper members in congress were notified of such action was pending.. she should be thinking before speaking or is she just another politician looking for votes…
It's a fact the exchange was illegal. Our Congress members need to stand up to uphold the law, especially when breaking it means endangering the lives of American citizens.
Reservist I think. I would say that she's making these comments in her role as Congresswoman, and, as such, is looking for votes. "Look at me Hawaii! I'm doing something!"
Bi-partisanship is essential for a functional Congress. Good for Rep. Gabbard and the others who joined in a bi-partisan effort to take a stand to do what's right for our Country. Arguing that 'proper authorities were notified' is blatantly false; the GAO debunked that theory.
If more of our Representatives 'did something' as Gabbard is clearly doing, something might get done in Congress.
she's hustling for votes. pandering to the military community here in Hawaii.she's part of the military/industrial/main stream media/complex. vote for Crowley.
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