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Hoekstra Calls Terror Suspects A Dem 'Pot Of Gold' For Economically Devestated Communities

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Hoekstra said that before prisoners are transferred to any town in the U.S., the state legislature and the governor should have to approve the move.

Hoekstra, who is the ranking member on the House Intelligence Committee, joined fellow GOP members from national security committees in sending a letter to President Obama calling on him to explain "why you have effectively declared that your administration will revert to a pre-9/11 mentality" by bringing terror suspects from Gitmo to New York to face federal trials, which the group calls a "law enforcement approach" to terrorism. The group announced the letter at the press conference today.

House Republicans are also pushing to force a vote on their "Keep Terrorists Out Of America" Act, which they say would prevent the White House from transferring prisoners from Gitmo to the U.S.