Senator on Gitmo Detainees: ‘Every Last One of Them Can Rot In Hell’


Last week, Senator Tom Cotton spoke to a Senate panel about Guantanamo Bay, schooling Obama flack Brian McKeon in a debate as to whether or not the jihadist prison has resulted in more terrorism.

Cotton explained his opinion that Gitmo is a necessity and should not be closed for any reason.

In fact, he explained, the biggest problem with the prison is that “there are too many empty beds and cells.”

Cotton, clearly fired up about the terrorist threat that President Obama seems to shrug off, said of the terrorists “As far as I’m concerned, every last one of them can rot in hell.”

Via Fox News Insider:

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) tonight fired back at a lawyer for 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed over Guantanamo Bay.

Cotton made headlines last week when he grilled a Pentagon official over the prison.

“In my opinion, the only problem with Guantanamo Bay is that there are too many empty beds and cells there right now. We should be sending more terrorists there for further interrogation to keep this country safe. As far as I’m concerned, every last one of them can rot in hell. But as long as they don’t do that, they can rot in Guantanamo Bay,” Cotton had said.

Sheikh Mohammed’s attorney called Cotton’s remarks “shameful” and said that they could impact Americans overseas.

Check out his response to Sheikh Mohammed’s attorney below …

The Senator appeared on the Kelly File yesterday evening, and explained that the prisoners at Guantanamo Bay shouldn’t be complaining about their treatment or their length of time in captivity.

“If they didn’t want to be detained indefinitely, they shouldn’t have taken up arms against America,” he said.

He would also add that Americans “should be proud of the way we’ve treated these savages at Guantanamo Bay.”

What do you think of Cotton’s performance regarding Gitmo? Do you agree with him?

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