On Tuesday, February 23, President Obama proposed his long-awaited plan to Congress to close Guantanamo Bay, insisting that keeping the prison open is “contrary to our values.”

U.S. Senator Tim Scott immediately took to twitter to respond to the President’s proposal.

He sent the following tweets:

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