Republican politicians continue to oppose U.S. President Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign promise to close the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where 91 prisoners continue to reside.
Colorado Senator Cory Gardner (R), whose home houses the ADX Florence supermax prison that houses multiple convicted terrorists and murderers, along with two other Republican senators, released a letter that said in part, “Our states and our communities remain opposed to moving the world’s deadliest terrorists to U.S. soil. The terrorists at Guantanamo Bay are where they should remain — at Guantanamo Bay.”
Among the deadly terrorists housed at ADX Florence are: Zarcarias Moussaoui, serving six life sentences for his role in 9/11; Ramzi Yousef, who bombed the World Trade Center in 1993, and three other co-conspirators; four co-conspirators of the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanaznia, which killed 224 people; Richard Reid, the failed shoebomber; Umar Abdulmutallab, the failed underwear bomber; Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the Boston bomber; Theodore Kaczynski, the Unabomber; Terry Nichols, the Oklahoma City bomber; Eric Rudolph, the Atlanta Olympics bomber; and Faisal Shahzad, the failed Times Square bomber.
Besides terrorists, there are also traitors, like Robert Hanssen, who passed information to the Soviet Union while working for the FBI, and gang leaders, including those affiliated with the Mexican Mafia and the Aryan Brotherhood.
In short, it’s a hardened group of thugs, currently 360 inmates, but no one has ever escaped. When Richard Lee McNair, originally convicted of murder, escaped from prison three times, he was sent to Florence supermax.