Coffman Among 3 AGs Opposed To Guantanamo Detainees Transfer

Photo: The Supermax facility outside Florence, in southern Colorado
The Supermax facility outside Florence, in southern Colorado. 

Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman, and counterparts in Kansas and South Carolina on Wednesday wrote to President Barack Obama, telling him that bringing detainees to their areas "will create imminent danger" and make "targets" out of the communities where they are placed.

"In addition to the threat posed by moving foreign detainees with terrorist ties into Colorado, this would be an unlawful and unconstitutional action by the president,” she asserted in a statement Wednesday.

A Defense Department team recently finished surveying seven sites in Colorado, South Carolina and Kansas that could be the next address for some of the 112 detainees currently housed at Guantanamo Bay.

Closing the detention center has been a top priority for Obama. The effort has faced hurdles, including opposition among both Republicans and Democrats in Congress.

The prosecutors are giving the administration until Dec. 4 to respond.