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Washington, D.C. ­– House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy released a statement marking the one-year anniversary of the Taliban Five swap this Sunday:

“When the President released five senior level Taliban terrorists, he not only ignored the law requiring that he inform Congress of prisoner transfers from Guantanamo Bay, he also put Americans at risk. These terrorists are trained killers who fought against America in Afghanistan and now, with the travel restrictions being lifted, will be able to return to the fight. 

“The President’s reckless action only underscores the Administration’s willful blindness to the dangers of closing Guantanamo Bay. Terrorists don’t cease to be terrorists when they leave Guantanamo. Many are now free to murder and destroy once again.”