Sen. Tim Kaine said the United States needs to do more to expedite transfers of detainees now held at the Guantanamo Naval Base, after visiting the facility last week.
He traveled there with Virginia congressmen Frank Wolf, Jim Moran and Gerry Connolly.
“I expect the Senate to have a vigorous debate about the future of the detention facility at Guantanamo when we take up the Defense Authorizing bill in September,” Kaine said.
“I was glad that our visit coincided with the Administration announcing the transfer of two detainees to Algeria. I believe we need to do more to expedite such transfers and look forward to working with my colleagues on the right solutions in the days ahead.”