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Wednesday
Dec022015

NHGOP CALLS ON HASSAN TO DENOUNCE OBAMA GUANTANAMO DETAINEE TRANSFER 

 

Hours After Paris Terrorist Attacks, Obama Transfers Five Dangerous Guantanamo Bay Detainees
Concord – New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn today released the following statement calling on Governor Hassan to denounce President Obama’s dangerous transfer of five Guantanamo Bay detainees only hours after the Paris terrorist attacks:
 
“Only hours after the barbaric terrorist attacks in Paris, President Obama handed over five longtime Guantanamo Bay detainees accused of terrorism to the United Arab Emirates. This extreme, ideologically-motivated action ignores the dangerous reality that nearly a third of the terrorists released from Guantanamo Bay are either confirmed or suspected of reengaging in terrorism. Governor Hassan has signaled her willingness to march in lock step with President Obama in the closing of the Guantanamo Bay detention facility, and Granite Staters deserve to know if she naïvely supports the president’s terrorist transfer plan. The governor should immediately denounce this reckless program that endangers our troops abroad and our security at home.”
 
BACKGROUND:
 
Washington Examiner: “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.” (Jacqueline Klimas, “GOP senator raps White House for Gitmo release after Paris attack,” Washington Examiner, 12/1/15)
 
Union Leader: “Hassan Said She Would Consider Closing The Guantanamo Bay Military Prison” “Hassan said she would consider closing the Guantanamo Bay military prison, but only in a context that ensures the protection of U.S. citizens.” (Staff Report, “Hassan enters race for Senate,” Union Leader, 10/5/15)
 
Director of Nation Intelligence: “Confirmed Of Reengaging 107 Of 620 (17.3%)…Suspected Of Reengaging 77 Of 620 (12.4%)”; Total 184 Of 620 (30%). (Director of National Intelligence, "Summary of the Reengagement of Detainees Formerly Held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba", dni.gov, 8/15/14)
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Tuesday
Dec012015

NH GOP - FACT CHECK: HASSAN VOTED AGAINST LAW PROHIBITING SANCTUARY CITIES 

 

PolitiFact.com Rates Accurate NHGOP Claim Hassan Voted Against Bill To Prohibit NH Sanctuary Cities
Concord – New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn today released the following statement regarding PolitiFact.com stating the claim was “accurate” that Maggie Hassan voted against a bill that would have prohibited sanctuary cities in New Hampshire:
 
“Governor Hassan’s opposition to legislation that would penalize sanctuary cities clearly demonstrates her willingness to put political considerations ahead of public safety concerns. Illegal immigrants who commit violent crimes in our country need to be arrested and immediately deported, and local officials should not provide these convicted criminals with safe haven by promoting policies that ignore federal law. The governor’s support for sanctuary cities shows how out-of-touch and extreme her views are with New Hampshire’s commonsense values.”
 
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PolitiFact: “Proposed Legislation That Would Have Barred New Hampshire From Serving ‘As A Sanctuary For Illegal Aliens.’ The Bill Also Mandated That State Law Enforcement Agencies Enforce Federal Immigration Laws ‘To The Extent Authorized By Federal Law.’” “Then, former state Sen. Joe Kenney, a Republican, proposed legislation that would have barred New Hampshire from serving ‘as a sanctuary for illegal aliens.’ The bill also mandated that state law enforcement agencies enforce federal immigration laws ‘to the extent authorized by federal law.’” (Allie Morris, “Did Maggie Hassan vote against legislation to ‘prevent sanctuary cities’ in New Hampshire?,” PolitiFact, 11/25/15)
  • “Hassan…Was One Of 13 Democrats Who Voted To Kill The Bill” “Hassan, then a state senator, was one of 13 Democrats who voted to kill the bill, which went down in a 13-10 vote along party lines.” (Allie Morris, “Did Maggie Hassan vote against legislation to ‘prevent sanctuary cities’ in New Hampshire?,” PolitiFact, 11/25/15)
  • "The New Hampshire Republican Party Said That Maggie Hassan, As A State Senator, 'Voted To Kill Legislation That Would Have Blocked Any Effort To Promote Sanctuary City Policies In New Hampshire.'" (Allie Morris, “Did Maggie Hassan vote against legislation to ‘prevent sanctuary cities’ in New Hampshire?,” PolitiFact, 11/25/15)
  • "Hassan Did Vote Against A 2008 Bill That Would Have Prohibited New Hampshire From Serving As A 'Sanctuary For Illegal Aliens.'" (Allie Morris, “Did Maggie Hassan vote against legislation to ‘prevent sanctuary cities’ in New Hampshire?,” PolitiFact, 11/25/15)
  • “The Statement Is Accurate” “The statement is accurate but needs additional information, so we rate it Mostly True.” (Allie Morris, “Did Maggie Hassan vote against legislation to ‘prevent sanctuary cities’ in New Hampshire?,” PolitiFact, 11/25/15)​
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Tuesday
Dec012015

NHGOP EXECUTIVE BOARD CONFIRMS JULIANA BERGERON AS PARTY FINANCE CHAIR 

 

Concord - The New Hampshire Republican State Committee Executive Board confirmed Keene resident and NHGOP National Committeewoman Juliana Bergeron to serve as the party’s next Finance Chair.
“Juliana Bergeron is one of the most effective and hardworking Republican Party activists in the State of New Hampshire,” said NHGOP Chairman Jennifer Horn. “Her extensive personal and professional networks and lifelong dedication to conservative causes will help the Republican Party raise the resources we need to win in 2016.”
“I am delighted to serve as Finance Chair of the New Hampshire Republican Party during this critical election cycle,” said NHGOP Finance Chair Juliana Bergeron. “Taking back the White House and protecting our Senate Majority are deeply important to the future safety and economic security of our state, and I consider this new role to be another positive opportunity to tap into the pent up energy of Republicans after seven years of the failed Obama Administration.”
Juliana Bergeron currently serves as the New Hampshire Republican Party’s National Committeewoman on the RNC’s Debate Committee, successfully working to reform the presidential primary debate process. She is a financial advisor representing Northwestern Mutual in Keene where she resides with her husband, Arto Leino. Their son, Eli Leino, is currently attending Law School at American University in Washington D.C.
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Thursday
Nov192015

NH GOP - MUDDLED MAGGIE CAN’T FIGURE OUT HER OWN POSITION ON SYRIAN REFUGEES 

 

Facing Mounting Criticism, Hassan Waffles Stance On Accepting Refugees

Concord – Days after the barbaric Paris terrorist attacks, Governor Hassan released a statement saying “more facts” were needed before taking action, despite public reports that one of the men responsible posed as a Syrian refugee in order to enter Europe. Only hours later, Hassan reluctantly took a stand on the issue, calling for a halt to any further Syrian refugees. 
 
Despite her liberal record, Hassan has since come under fire from her own party for her position. Feeling political pressure from her Washington allies, Hassan was forced to backpedal and explain her unclear stance on the Syrian refugee crisis, emphasizing that her opposition to Syrian refugees was only temporary and that the government should work quickly to resume bringing in refugees after a speedy review. In a call with other governors, Hassan explained that all she really wants is more communication.
 
“Governor Hassan is clearly unsure of her own position on this important national security issue, and her inconsistency is extremely troubling,” said NHGOP Chairman Jennifer Horn. “The governor has once again revealed she lacks the leadership, competence and ability to represent New Hampshire in the United States Senate and tackle serious issues. Granite Staters deserve leaders that will take a clear stand on the problems we face as a country, not a politically-calculating politician that is more concerned with keeping her liberal Washington allies happy than keeping New Hampshire safe.”

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Wednesday
Nov182015

NHGOP BLASTS VAN OSTERN’S AND CONNOLLY’S SUPPORT FOR MORE SYRIAN REFUGEES 

 

Concord – New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn today released the following statement regarding gubernatorial candidates Colin Van Ostern’s and Mark Connolly’s radical support for more Syrian refugees following the Paris terrorist attacks:
 
“The threat posed by ISIS is real, and the Director of the FBI has acknowledged that we do not have enough information to effectively vet Syrian refugees. Colin Van Ostern’s and Mark Connolly’s support for accepting more Syrian refugees in New Hampshire proves that they care more about pleasing the extreme, far left wing of their party than protecting public safety.
 
“Councilor Van Ostern’s and Mark Connolly’s out-of-touch positions are so radical that they are even to the left of liberal Governor Maggie Hassan on this important national security issue. Granite Staters deserve leaders that will make public safety a priority, not partisan politicians like Colin Van Ostern and Mark Connolly that are more interested in carrying President Obama’s water than keeping New Hampshire safe.”
 
Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal reported that an unvetted man posing as a Syrian refugee was in part responsible for the barbaric Paris terrorist attacks.
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