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Oklahoma State Senate
Communications Division
State Capitol
Oklahoma City, OK 73105

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For Immediate Release: January 30, 2009

Sen. Randy Brogdon
Sen. Randy Brogdon

Senator Brogdon Files Concurrent Resolution to Keep Gitmo Terrorists Out of Oklahoma

Sen. Randy Brogdon has authored a measure to block any efforts to relocate prisoners from the terrorist prison at Guantanamo Bay to Oklahoma. That’s after President Barack Obama signed an executive order to close the prison within a year. Brogdon said previous locations considered for inmates have included Fort Sill in southwestern Oklahoma. He said it is critical for the State Legislature to back efforts by Oklahoma’s Congressional delegation to stop that from happening.

“Oklahoma lives have already been lost as a result of terrorism with the 1995 bombing of the Murrah building. Bringing in these criminals who helped mastermind 9/11 could make us a target for future terrorist attacks,” said Brogdon, R-Owasso. “Under no circumstances should they be brought here.”

Brogdon’s measure, Senate Current Resolution 4, calls for Congress to block any efforts to bring Gitmo prisoners to Fort Sill or any other new or existing location within the State of Oklahoma.

“These are individuals who remain a threat to our nation and to the freedoms we enjoy. I am outraged that anyone would even consider bringing them to Oklahoma,” Brogdon said. “I will do everything in my power to make sure that never happens.”


For more information contact:
Sen. Brogdon's Office: 405-521-5566

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