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GOP senator raps White House for Gitmo release after Paris attack

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One Republican senator is slamming the administration for transferring Islamic extremists out of Guantanamo Bay at the same time Paris police were working to identify those killed in an Islamic State attack.

Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., said Tuesday that the recent release of Gitmo detainees occurred just four-and-a-half hours after French officials raided the Bataclan to stop an attack there.

"While the White House undoubtedly regrets this coincidence, the fact that the administration released five Islamist terrorists from Guantanamo and flew them back to the Middle East at the same time that French authorities were struggling to identify and remove the bodies of those slain by Islamist terrorists in Paris underscores the dangerous disconnect between the Obama administration's policies and the reality of the threats we confront," Ayotte said in a statement.

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