U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis says he thinks the prison at the U.S. Naval Station at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, should stay open after traveling to the site.
Tillis said he visited the base this week with four other freshmen Republican senators. For 13 years, the base has been a detention camp to hold terrorism suspects after the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.
Tillis says Guantanamo holds some of the most heinous and evil criminals of our time and still plays a key role in protecting America from terrorism.
Tillis vowed to make sure the base stays open.
President Barack Obama promised to close the base's prison when he ran for office. Only about 125 detainees remain at the base.