The Corner

Hoyer: Git-Mo Shutdown ‘Not a Priority’

From CNN:

Washington (CNN) – House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer acknowledged Tuesday that closing down the Guantanamo Bay prison is not a top priority for congressional Democrats.

In response to a question from a reporter about where shutting down Gitmo stands, Hoyer said, “I think that’s not an item, as you point out, of real current discussion. There’s some very big issues confronting us – dealing with growing the economy and Iraq and Afghanistan.”

Hoyer added, “I think you’re not going to see it discussed very broadly in the near term.”

Daniel Foster — Daniel Foster is a former news editor of National Review Online.

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