Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today:
“The President today reiterated the belief we both share that closing Guantanamo will make America more secure. I share his concern that we must ensure our national security needs and our Constitutional values continue to coexist, and that the rule of law must supersede politics. Senate Democrats look forward to reviewing the details of the Administration’s plan when it is released, and to working with the President to keep Americans safe and bring to justice those who seek to do us harm.
“While others may spend all their time defending the mistakes of the past, I am encouraged that our President is focused squarely on the future.”