First District Kansas Congressman Jerry Moran, who was in the area this past weekend at the Tipton Picnic, attended a press conference today at Ft. Leavenworth in northeast Kansas.
Moran was there to speak out against the transfer of terrorist detainees from Guantanamo Bay to the United States Disciplinary Barracks at Ft. Leavenworth.
Moran said, “The terrorist detainees held at Guantanamo present a serious threat to the security of the American people. The Disciplinary Barracks at Ft. Leavenworth is a medium-security facility for military prisoners and lacks the capability to house terrorist suspects.”
Congressman Moran has sponsored legislation, introduced by Kansas Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins, to prevent detainees from being relocated to Ft. Leavenworth.