House votes to allow suspected terrorist to stand trial in U.S.
By: Neil Middleton
Posted: Thu 6:41 PM, Oct 15, 2009
By: Neil Middleton
The House voted today to allow suspected terrorist at Guantanamo Bay to be transferred to U.S. soil to stand trial. Congressman Rogers isued some blistering comments on the House floor. You can watch his speech here.
The House voted today to allow suspected terrorist at Guantanamo Bay to be transferred to U.S. soil to stand trial. The 307-114 vote is a partial victory for President Obama and his effort to close the controversial facility in Cuba.
Only 25 Democrats broke ranks and voted with Republicans opposing the transfer.
Today his remarks on the House floor were blistering. “Keep these detainees off sacred American soil.”
You can watch the Congressman’s entire speech below. It is divided into two parts.
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