Murphy adds voice to fray on Bergdahl
By Nicole Rodriguez
TREASURE COAST — Much like the rest of Congress, who was left in the dark about the swap of an American prisoner of war for five Guantanamo Bay Taliban detainees, U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy, D-Jupiter, has a lot of questions for the Obama Administration.
“I do have some reservations about this deal and I have a lot of questions,” Murphy said.
Bowe Bergdahl, 28, was traded late last month by the Obama Administration for five Taliban members held in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Bergdahl apparently left his platoon and was captured by the Taliban in Afghanistan in June 2009. The circumstances under which Bergdahl went missing remain murky. Former Army mates have spoken out publicly, saying Bergdahl had become disillusioned by the war and went AWOL.
The Obama Administration is also under fire for not briefing Congress before the exchange, a requirement of federal law if detainees are going to be released.