Instead of honoring Baby Jesus on Christmas Eve, one brave South Carolina Republican fought terrorism by creating a poem.
Senator Tim Scott tweeted out a reworking of Clement Clarke Moore’s classic poem, “A Visit from St. Nicholas,” using words instead to blast President Barack Obama on Christmas Eve over the transfer of detainees out of the Guantanamo Bay detention center, CNN reports.
“Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the White House, the President was… #KeepThemThere,” Scott tweeted Wednesday.
— Tim Scott (@SenatorTimScott) December 23, 2015
The poem makes reference to the 17 prisoners transferred out of the detention facility earlier this month, as well as Defense Department reviews about whether to transfer detainees to prisons in South Carolina, Kansas and Colorado, CNN reports.
The transfer will reduce the detainee population there to as low as 90 by mid- to late January, according to officials.
“With a neighborhood, a school, a church close enough for the terrorists to use,” the badly written poem reads.
“They whistled and shouted and called them by name,” it continues.
‘Now Charleston! Now Colorado! Now Kansas, let us choose,’ Scott wrote.
President Barack Obama has consistently held the view that closing Gitmo is a top national security priority for the U.S. and has pledged to continue chipping away at its population over his last year in office. And apparently, keeping his word and campaign promise is upsetting to the South Carolina Republican. So much so, that he created a poem.
“Guantanamo continues to be one of the key magnets for jihadi recruitment,” President Obama said during a press conference last week.
According to Scott’s poem, he will fight Obama on this.
“But I shall speak a word, and go straight to work, to ensure that Congress is on the alert,” he writes.
“The costs are too high and the risks are too great, the answers is simple, there is no debate,” Scott said.
“We will fight to ensure terrorists remain in Guantanamo, surrounded by oceans and desert.”
“Not on American soil as the President hopes to divert,” Scott courageously concludes on Christmas Eve.
That’s right, it’s not Santa coming down your chimney. It’s a detainee. Be afraid of bearded foreigners, unless of course, it’s Santa – then it’s cool.