Washington, DC – Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06), a Naval Reserve Officer and former military prosecutor who served at the Guantanamo Bay Detention Center during his active duty service, issued the following statement regarding the Obama Administration’s plan to close the Guantanamo Bay Detention Center:

"Bringing hardened terrorists to the U.S. homeland harms our national security. The obsession of President Obama with closing the terror detention facility in Guantanamo Bay is based on his left-wing ideology, not on a clear-eyed assessment of America's national security interests.  Congress should remain steadfast in blocking the President from bringing terrorists to our shores."