GOP to Obama: Send Libyan suspect to Guantanamo - WCIV-TV | ABC News 4 - Charleston News, Sports, Weather

GOP to Obama: Send Libyan suspect to Guantanamo

Posted: Updated:

By BRADLEY KLAPPER
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration's detention of a high-profile terrorist suspect aboard a Navy vessel is drawing sharp opposition among Republicans in Congress, who say Abu Anas al-Libi should be sent to Guantanamo Bay.

Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham, Kelly Ayotte and Saxby Chambliss say intelligence officials need far more than a couple of months at sea to sufficiently question al-Libi over the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Africa and any other al-Qaida terrorist plots. They say a potential civilian trial in New York also is misguided.

Al-Libi, one of the FBI's most wanted terrorists, was captured Saturday in Libya.

Graham accused President Barack Obama of making a political choice not to use Guantanamo, a prison the president has vowed to close.

Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff is among those backing civilian prosecution.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Most Popular

Stories
Videos

Like Us On Facebook


Powered by WorldNow

ABCNews4 WCIV-TV

888 Allbritton Dr.
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
843-881-4444 | Advertising Information

Public Information File

For assistance with accessing WCIV-TV's public information file, click here.

Advertising

Advertising Credit Application and Terms and Conditions PDF.

Powered by WorldNow
All content Copyright © 2014 WCIV and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.