One of Obama’s earliest promises was to shut down Guantanamo Bay and bring the detainees to prisons in America, but the Republican Congress has just passed a bill that aims to make sure he won’t be able to fulfill that threat!!
From the Associated Press:
Congress sent President Barack Obama a $607 billion defense policy bill Tuesday that bans moving Guantanamo Bay detainees to the United States — something Obama has been trying to do since he was sworn in as president.
The Senate’s 91-3 vote gave final legislative approval to the measure. The House overwhelmingly passed it last week, 370-58.
Now, you might think that Obama is just going to veto the bill, but here’s why he may not:
Obama does not like the Guantanamo provisions, but so far has not threatened to veto it. The overwhelming House and Senate votes signal that should he veto the legislation, both chambers would be able to muster the two-thirds majorities needed to override it, an embarrassing blow presidents usually try to avoid.
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