Kasich: ‘I Don’t Favor Closing Gitmo’

IAN HANCHETT

Republican presidential candidate Ohio Governor John Kasich expressed his opposition to closing Guantanamo Bay on Tuesday’s “America’s Newsroom” on the Fox News Channel.

Kasich said, “Well, I haven’t seen the plan, but I don’t favor closing Gitmo. I don’t understand it. Look, these are people, some of whom are the worst of the worst. And why would we send them into our country? I just don’t understand it. So, look, he promised it in the campaign, when my people said this morning he was going to do this, I said, ‘Why is he doing this?’ They said, ‘Campaign promise.’ So, all I can tell you is I profoundly disagree.”

He added, “[T]he question is, does the Congress have any authority to act, in this? I don’t know what the procedure will be, but I just don’t support it.”

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