WASHINGTON - Indiana State Senator and Third Congressional District candidate, Liz Brown, released the following statement regarding President Obama's desire to close Guantanamo Bay and bring its detainees to American soil:
"President Obama's latest call to close Guantanamo Bay puts politics over national security. Obama recognizes that his days in office are limited. He is trying to make good on a campaign promise to close the prison. Obama has not offered Congress a realistic plan for closure, nor has he convinced the American people that closing Guantanamo would make us safer. Obama should be reminded that Guantanamo's detainees aren't misguided individuals doing petty crimes. They are radical Islamic terrorists seeking to do great harm to our nation and her people. Hoosiers don't want terrorists in their backyard, and Americans across the nation are expressing the same sentiment."
Liz Brown, a Republican, seeks to represent Indiana's Third Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Brown currently serves Indiana Senate District 15 in the state legislature and is a former member of the Fort Wayne City Council. She has a long history of community involvement including roles with Boys and Girls Clubs, Cub Scouts, Parkview Hospital Ethics Committee, Notre Dame Club of Fort Wayne and various school boards. As a registered Civil and Domestic Mediator with her own mediation business, Liz maintains a number of associations in the legal field. Liz and her husband of 33 years, Steve, have seven children.