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On his final day in office, Obama slammed Congress for blocking his efforts to close Gitmo



President Obama has less than 24 hours left in office, and he's not letting any time go to waste. The 44th commander-in-chief wrote a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan and Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) blasting Congress for obstructing his efforts to close Guantanamo Bay.

The detention facility, which holds suspected terrorists, has been the subject of contentious partisan debate since its opening in 2002. 

"For 15 years, the United States has detained hundreds of people at the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, a facility that never should have been opened in the first place," Obama's letter read. "Rather than keeping us safer, the detention facility at Guantanamo undermines American national security."

Obama had promised to close the facility by the time he leaves office. He has, however, transferred 196 detainees from the camp, leaving only 41.

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