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Today President Obama offered a plan to close the detention facility in Guantanamo Bay with the full backing of the Pentagon, who called the closing the offshore prison “a national security imperative.” But Speaker Paul Ryan immediately declared the president’s plan “against the law” and other Republicans were even more militant, with Ted Cruz saying “let’s have some new terrorists there” and Marco Rubio promising “they’re not getting a court hearing in Manhattan.” With Donald Trump saying “torture works,” have Republicans officially become the Brutality Party?

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