Sen. John McCain, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, and White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough are three American officials who recently completed a tour on Guatanamo Bay on Friday, June 7.
According to National Security Council Spokeswoman, Caitlin Hayden, the trio were in Cuba to "review the situation there and discuss the steps that we can take with the Congress to meet the President’s goal of closing the facility."
Releasing a statement after the visit, the three officials had this to say:
"We have just completed a tour and briefings of the detention facilities and operations at Guantanamo Bay. We very much appreciate the support today from Rear Admiral John Smith and the personnel at Guantanamo, and their dedicated service in detaining the 166 individuals here in a safe and respectful way.
We continue to believe that it is in our national interest to end detention at Guantanamo, with a safe and orderly transition of the detainees to other locations.
We intend to work, with a plan by Congress and the Administration together, to take the steps necessary to make that happen.”