Will Hickenlooper challenge AG Coffman’s opposition to Guantanamo detainees transfer to CO?
DENVER—Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman joined other attorneys general standing up to the president against any attempt to relocate detainees from Guantanamo Bay to their states saying it would be illegal and should be rejected.
“In addition to the threat posed by moving foreign detainees with terrorist ties into Colorado, this would be an unlawful and unconstitutional action by the president,” she asserted in a statement Wednesday.
The letter from the attorneys general to the president can be viewed here.
Advancing Colorado Executive Director Jonathan Lockwood released the following statement:
“Coloradans are fearful right now because they see the rise of terrorism and the increasing danger of terrorists and potential terrorists being brought into their communities. All anyone is asking for is some sanity and some regard for their lives. Coloradans are relieved to see their attorney general stand up for their safety and their rights.”
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has criticized Coffman for joining a multi-state lawsuit against Obama’s so-called Clean Power Plan. His questionable actions raise concerns on whether he will challenge her decision to stand against the Guantanamo detainees transfer as well.