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Brian Herr: Statement On The Sgt Bergdahl Prisoner Exchange

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HOPKINTON, MA - Brian Herr, Republican candidate for United States Senate, issued the following statement on the Sgt. Bergdahl prisoner exchange:

"The prisoner exchange involving Sgt. Bergdahl has once again highlighted the administration's propensity to rush to action short of a full comprehension of the issues.

The President set a dangerous precedent. Trading Taliban leaders for Sgt. Bergdahl could increase the danger for Americans and could lead to more U.S. Soldiers being held hostage.

It is also troubling that the President had time to plan a Rose Garden Ceremony, but was unable to notify Congress as required by law. Conferring with Congress appropriately on matters of this magnitude is not optional.

While I agree that we should always strive to leave no one behind, we must balance that goal with real national security threats against millions of other citizens that may develop due to the release of known terrorists."