The base has held post-9/11 terrorism suspects for 13 years. Although President Barack Obama promised to close the base prison when he ran for office, there are still about 125 detainees there, The Associated Press says.
Tillis tweeted that the prison "houses some of the most evil criminals in the world (and) my visit reinforced my belief that we must keep the facility open."
By the way, The New York Times says Tillis is among a group of Senate GOP freshmen caught between their campaign promises backing more military spending and other Republicans pushing for a budget plan that adheres to spending caps set by a process called sequestration, including those on defense.
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