Kansas lawmakers to respond to Gitmo detainee reports

LEAVENWORTH | Kansas lawmakers are responding to reports the Obama administration is considering Fort Leavenworth as one of two sites being considered to house detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

The Associated Press, citing administration sources, reported Sunday that the military’s U.S. Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth and a federal prison in Michigan were the two choices being reviewed.

Sen. Sam Brownback and 2nd District Rep. Lynn Jenkins will hold a news conference Monday in Leavenworth to respond to the reports. They will be joined by local officials.

Brownback and Jenkins, both Republicans, have sponsored measures in Congress aimed at keeping the suspected terrorists from coming to Kansas.