Think about it.
“Some folks still don’t think I spend enough time with Congress,” [Barack Obama] said in an alleged joke at the dinner Saturday night. “ ‘Why don’t you get a drink with Mitch McConnell?’ they ask. Really? Why don’t you get a drink with Mitch McConnell.”
[blah blah blah oh, wait, stuff about Gitmo and how Obama’s not doing anything about that]
…Congress put restrictions on transfers of individuals to other countries with bad security situations. But, since 2012, Congress has granted authority to the secretary of defense to waive those restrictions on a case-by-case basis. The administration hasn’t made use of that power once. So it’s a little stale to blame Congress at this point.
The senior senator from Kentucky has been a leader in Keep-Terrorists-Offshore. Maybe, if the president really wants to close Gitmo, he should have a drink with Mitch McConnell. Really.
Mitch is waiting, Mr. President.
— Team Mitch (@Team_Mitch) April 29, 2013