With President Barack Obama determined to empty out the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, before the end of his final term, the release of detainees captured on the battlefield continues in earnest.
Even if they promise to return to killing Americans.
U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, was only too quick to make that point as he took to the House floor on Tuesday, drawing attention to the latest detainee released by the White House.
The lawmaker pointed to a quote from the freed jihadi originally reported by The New York Times: “When I get out of here, I will go to Iraq and Afghanistan and kill as many Americans as I can. Then I will come here and kill more Americans.”
Gohmert noted that “we are living in perilous times,” adding that it’s time to recognize that “there are radical Islamists who are at war with us.”
And he reminded the Obama administration that we should take them at their word.
“The release of a man who has said he wants to kill Americans and will after he is released should be taken at his word,” he said.
Watch his speech here: