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Republicans Calling For Benghazi Attack Suspect To Be Taken To Guantanamo Bay

 
Republicans Calling For Benghazi Attack Suspect To Be Taken To Guantanamo Bay
Posted June 17th, 2014 @ 4:04pm

The latest arrest connected to the Benghazi consulate attack has many discussing just where Ahmed Abu Khattala should be held.

If you ask Republicans like Senator Marco Rubio, they want Khattala sent to Guantanamo Bay for detention and interrogation.

But Barry University Political Science Professor Sean Foreman says that's unlikely since the U-S filed charges in a federal court in Washington.

Foreman says it's likely he'll be brought to the United States and could end up in a courtroom in the coming months since the indictment was filed last year.

He adds the danger now is Khattala could have greater protections under the legal system which could make it hard to prosecute this case.

President Obama is reacting to the arrest and says Ahmed Abu Khattala will face the full weight of the American justice system.

Obama says he authorized the operation in Libya to detain Khattala . 

It's the first capture of an alleged perpetrator in the 2012 attack that killed U.S. ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.

Khattala is a senior leader of the Benghazi branch of the terrorist group Ansar al-Sharia.

Be sure to tune in to South Florida's First News with Jimmy Cefalo Wednesday Morning at 8:40 a.m. as Marco Rubio speaks with Jimmy about Benghazi.

(Photo: STRINGER / 2012 AFP)

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