(TheRedWire.com) – For nearly 20 years, the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba has been home to some of the world’s fiercest terrorists. The facility opened under the Bush administration in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks as the War on Terror in Afghanistan and Iraq raged. On Tuesday, March 22, the Senate Judiciary Committee began hearings in the confirmation process of US Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) took the opportunity under examination of the DC Appeals Court judge to talk about her role in defending Gitmo terrorists.
Over the last month, criticism among Republicans grew as they learned of her work advocating for Guantanamo Bay detainees. In 2005, Jackson zealously defended Gitmo detainees and challenged their detentiont while working as a public defender for several Gitmo residents caught by the US military on the battlefields of Afghanistan. On numerous occasions, Jackson accused the government of violating the terrorist’s rights and breaching serious ethical standards, all of which the Justice Department and the courts refuted.
— Washington Free Beacon (@FreeBeacon) March 22, 2022
Regarding Judge Jackson’s previous attempts to free the Gitmo detainees, Sen. Graham said he hoped every one of them would die in prison if they wanted to kill Americans. He said that would be a much better outcome than letting the terrorists go. The South Carolina Senator added most of the Afghan government was now composed of former Gitmo detainees. He cautioned America was at war, and not engaged in fighting crime.
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