Just released, from Reps. Roskam and Shimkus of Illinois:

Roskam And Shimkus Call on Sen. Durbin and Treasurer Giannoulias to Join Bipartisan Wave of Opposition to Creating Guantanamo Illinois



Roskam and Shimkus: “When even the White House recognizes creating Guantanamo Illinois is a mistake that must now be reconsidered, we urge Sen. Durbin and Treasurer Giannoulias to recognize good judgment, recant their support and join the bipartisan opposition to this controversial plan.”



WASHINGTON, D.C. –
Today, Illinois Congressmen Peter Roskam and John Shimkus released the following joint statement calling on Sen. Dick Durbin and Illinois Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias to join the bipartisan wave of opposition to the controversial plan to move Guantanamo to Illinois:



“We urge both Sen. Durbin and Treasurer Giannoulias to stand on the side of the people of Illinois and finally oppose moving Guantanamo Bay Prison to Illinois. Given the recent attempted Christmas Day terrorist attack on another Midwestern state, the recent decision to relocate Khalid Sheikh Mohammad’s trial from New York, and the growing bipartisan wave of opposition to this misguided effort, the way forward is clear.



Creating Guantanamo Illinois will only further threaten our security, regionally and nationally, and public opposition to the plan has been widespread and bipartisan.



When even the White House recognizes creating Guantanamo Illinois is a mistake that must now be reconsidered, we urge Sen. Durbin and Treasurer Giannoulias recognize good judgment, recant their support and join the bipartisan opposition to this controversial plan.”

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