Roberts: Obama should visit Ft. Leavenworth -- and Gitmo

President Obama should visit Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas -- and for that matter, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba -- before moving a terrorist detention facility, Sen. Pat RobertsPat RobertsGOP senators propose sending ISIS fighters to Gitmo Passing the Kelsey Smith Act will help law enforcement save lives Overnight Defense: VA chief 'deeply' regrets Disney remark; Senate fight brews over Gitmo MORE (R-Kansas) said Wednesday.

Roberts kept up his campaign against a potential relocation of suspected terrorists to his home state after it was reported this week that the Obama administration has been examining prisons in Kansas and Standish, Michigan.

"No member of the Kansas congressional delegation has been briefed by the White House on Leavenworth's consideration," Roberts said in a web video he posted this afternoon. "So we invite the president: Come to Leavenworth, see firsthand that this is a dangerous idea. See the best learning center in our military."

Roberts had threatened to "shut down the Senate" over the proposal, and kept up his campaign today, calling the idea of moving prisoners to Ft. Leavenworth "absurd."

But Roberts also called on the president to visit Guantanamo Bay before he follows through on his plan to shutter the terrorist detention facility at the Naval base.

"Mr. President, come to Ft. Leavenworth and see for yourself. And oh, by the way, I would also encourage you to actually visit Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, which I understand you have not visited either," Roberts said. "See for yourself what it means to close this facility and move it inside the limits of the continental United States."

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