February 5, 2015

Freshman Senator Tom Cotton decided to play tough guy at this Thursday's Armed Services Committee hearing on the future of the Guantanamo Bay detention facility and U.S. detention policy. Of course there was no one at the hearing who was going to ask him just where he thought these new prisoners should be coming from or why he believes placing more prisoners there would do anything other than cause more blowback.

GOP Senator: 'There Are Too Many Empty Beds' At Gitmo Right Now:

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) railed against President Barack Obama's efforts to transfer prisoners out of the Guantanamo Bay detention center Thursday, saying that the U.S. should hold more people at the facility, The Huffington Post reported.

Cotton was speaking during a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee.

“In my opinion, the only problem with Guantanamo Bay is there are too many empty beds and cells there right now," Cotton said. "We should be sending more terrorists there for further interrogation to keep this country safe."

Cotton, an Iraq War veteran, accused the White House of neglecting security concerns in favor of political ones.

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