State lawmakers have given final approval to a resolution that urges the federal government not to use Missouri for the transportation of terror suspects from Guantanamo Bay.
The resolution is symbolic and nonbinding and will be sent to President Obama and Congressional leaders.
Specifically it asks the federal government not to use Missouri’s airports, highways, railways and waterways for the transportation of terror suspects from Guantanamo Bay. Rep. Clint Tracy, a Naval Reserve, sponsored the resolution after President Obama ordered the prison closed within the year.
"Exposing Missouri's citizens to any potential hostile threat is unwarranted and it is a shame that the current administration does not hold this same judgment," said Rep. Tracy. "With still no plan from our federal government on how to properly manage the President's ill-conceived executive order, we have taken it upon ourselves to echo what Missourians are saying across the state, 'Don't bring them in our backyard,'" Tracy added.