According to Tony Raap of the Tribune-Review, Toomey made these comments during an appearance with his South Carolina colleague, Lindsey Graham.
“When you catch the bad guy, you put them someplace safe and secure and away from here like Guantanamo Bay,” Toomey stated. “My only criticism of Guantanamo Bay is there’s too many empty beds.”
“I never endorsed bringing prisoners from Guantanamo Bay to the United States,” she told PoliticsPA after the initial commercial. “Pat Toomey is full of baloney. The detention center in Cuba is a real problem that President Obama inherited from President Bush. We need to listen to terror experts who tell us that Gitmo has been an effective recruitment tool. But I think we need to proceed very carefully and do nothing that might pose an even greater threat to the security of Americans, and I believe real questions have been raised about whether released prisoners are effectively being prevented from re-engaging in battle. Until those questions are answered, I will not/can not embrace the President’s plan.”