Nothing evokes the holiday spirit like accusations that the President is secretly releasing terrorists from prison.
Or at least, that was the thought of Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC), who posted on his Twitter account a rewrite of the classic Yuletide tale “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” that criticized President Obama’s moves to close the prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
“Twas the night before Christmas/When all through the White House/The President was transferring terrorists as quiet as a mouse,” the poem started.
— Tim Scott (@SenatorTimScott) December 23, 2015
The poem went on to reference reports that the administration had approved another round of detainee transfers as Obama seeks to make good on his campaign promise to close Guantanamo by the end of his term.
“And then in a twinkling I heard on the news/ Obama’s campaign promises win, and Americans lose,” the poem continued. “Despite what the law says and even his own AG/ The president searches and searches to find them a key/To open up an American community and lock up Guantanamo with glee.”
Republican lawmakers have been steadfast in blocking Obama’s attempts to close Guantanamo, and Scott has been particularly critical.
“But I shall speak a word, and go straight too [sic] work, to ensure Congress is on the alert,” the poem said. “The costs are too high and the risks are to [sic] great, the answer is simple, there is no debate.”