Out-of-Touch Congressman Braley Visits Future Home For Terrorists 

Braley Would Move Terrorists To Location 3 Miles From Iowa

DES MOINES – With terrorists in the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) threating our country’s security, out-of-touch Congressman Bruce Braley has advocated for bringing captured terrorists at Guantanamo Bay to a facility that is three miles from Iowa.

Congressman Braley supported a plan that would bring terrorists to the Thomson Correctional Center in Illinois and just three months ago he voted against legislation that would have restricted the transfer of Guantanamo Bay detainees.


“Bruce Braley is out of touch if he thinks Iowans want him to bring the world’s dangerous criminals to Iowa’s backyard,” said Republican Party of Iowa spokesman Jahan Wilcox. “Braley’s inability to grasp the threat posed by terrorists, like those in ISIS, shows just how out of touch he is with Iowans.”

BACKGROUND …

Bruce Braley Wants To Relocate Terrorists To His Backyard

On November 22, 2009, Bruce Braley Supported An Idea To Relocate The Terrorist At Guantanamo Bay To A Facility That Is Three Miles From Iowa. “A deal to house Guantanamo Bay detainees at a northwestern Illinois prison could bring nearly 3,000 jobs to the area, a White House analysis says. … Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Dubuque, Iowa, and others said those fears are unfounded. ‘The time for fear-mongering is over,’ Braley said. ‘I have listened to my constituents all week, and they have told me with a resounding voice they want these jobs to come to their area.’” (The Associated Press, Report: Ill Prison Deal Could Create 3,000 Jobs, 11/22/09)

On June 4, 2013, Braley Voted For An Amendment That Would Have Allowed Funds To Be Used For Construction Of A Prison To House Prisoners From Guantanamo. (House Amendment 84 To H.R. 2216, Roll Call #190: Failed 170-254: R 1-229, D 25-169, 6/4/13, Braley Voted Yea)

On July 23, 2013, Braley Voted For An Amendment That Would Have Allowed The Funding Of The Transfer Or Release Of Any Individual Detained At Guantanamo Bay.(House Amendment 365, Amendment 23 To H.R. 2397, Roll Call #385: Failed 175-247: R 4-222, D 171-25, 7/23/13, Braley Voted Yea)

In June 19, 2014, Braley Voted For An Amendment To The Department Of Defense Appropriations Act Of 2015 That Would Have Allowed The Funding Of The Transfer Or Release Of Any Individual Detained At Guantanamo Bay(H.R. 4870 Moran Amendment, Roll Call #324, Failed 163-249: R 4-224, D 159-25, Braley Voted Aye, 6/19/14)

In June 19, 2014, Braley Voted Against An Amendment To The Department Of Defense Appropriations Act Of 2015 That Would Restrict The Transfer Or Release Of GITMO Detainees To Any Foreign Country. (H.R. 4870 Cotton Amendment, Roll Call #323, Passed 230-184: R 218-10, D 12-174, Braley Voted No, 6/19/14)