Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Melissa Bean Opposes Gitmo Detainee Transfer to Illinois

For Immediate Release - November 17, 2009 CHICAGO – In a crushing blow to Governor Pat Quinn and Senator Dick Durbin’s plan to move Gitmo to Illinois, Democratic Illinois Congresswoman Melissa Bean today announced she opposed any transfer of terrorists to the United States – including Illinois. Bean opposes any transfer and cites national security risks as her primary reason. The Lake County News Sun today quotes Congresswoman Bean as saying: "I remain opposed to transferring Guantanamo detainees to Illinois, or anywhere in the United States, without substantial assurances regarding potential security threats." Bean’s statement comes on the heels of new survey results showing that only 32% of Illinois voters support the Quinn/Durbin plan while 57% oppose. “We hope other Democrats like Bill Foster and Debbie Halvorson will have the courage to stand up to Governor Quinn and Senator Durbin and do what’s right for the people of Illinois,” Illinois Republican Party Chairman Pat Brady said. Contact 312-201-9000 info@ilgop.org Conservative Caps, Shirt and more! Leave a Comment - Chicago News Bench RSS Feed Visit us on Twitter!