October 8th, 2013
09:54 PM ET

Sen. Kelly Ayotte: Libya terror suspect Abu Anas al-Libi should go to Guantanamo

Abu Anas al-Libi, who was seized by United States special forces, is being interrogated aboard a Navy ship in the Mediterranean. He is wanted in connection with the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania that killed 224 people.

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His next stop is likely a criminal court in New York, which is causing a lot of outrage here in the U.S.

Senator Kelly Ayotte is a leading voice against trying al Libi in a criminal court.

"He should go to Guantanamo so we can have a lengthy interrogation," Ayotte said Tuesday on Erin Burnett OutFront.

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Ayotte supports keeping Gitmo open for high-level detainees. She questioned why al Libi is being held at sea.

"Ships are not a permanent place where we detain people – he needs to go to Guantanamo."

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