Harkin: Senators support closing Gitmo

The House of Representatives turned down funding to allow President Barack Obama to close Gitmo, but Sen. Tom Harkin says there may be support in "the other body" to give the President what he wants.

Reports CNN:

A day after House Democrats rejected the president’s funding request to close down the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, a senior Senate Democrat said he and other key senators may support the request.

 "The president has already said he’s going to close it down," said Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, "and we ought to put the money there to continue on the pathway and get it done before the year is out."

House Democrats said they would not approve any money until President Obama has presented a detailed plan for how the shutdown would be handled.