Mar 13 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Thom Tillis returned home this evening from a trip to the U.S. Naval Station at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where he was joined by Senators Tom Cotton (Arkansas), James Lankford (Oklahoma), Joni Ernst (Iowa), and Mike Rounds (South Dakota). The Senators toured the Guantanamo Bay base, observed detention operations, and met with military commanders.

“Guantanamo Bay houses some of the most heinous and evil criminals of our time – the worst of the worst – and my visit today reinforces my belief that we must keep this facility open,” said Senator Tillis. “I thank our servicemembers at Guantanamo Bay for their incredible devotion to our country, and I will work to ensure this facility remains open and continues to play a key role in our nation’s effort to defeat the terrorist threat.”