Ritter’s acceptance stands in stark contrast to the reactions of leaders in several other states.
Fellow Dem ocratic Gov. Kathleen Sebelius of Kansas warned the Obama administration not to send prisoners to Fort Leavenworth in her state.
A congressman from California is drafting legislation to prevent suspected terrorists from being held at Camp Pendleton in San Diego.
Even some fellow Colorado Democrats have their eyebrows raised in skepticism:
Rep. Buffie McFadyen (D- Pueblo West) said she opposes bringing military detainees to a civilian prison.
“I’m not worried that someone would break out of Supermax,” said McFadyen. “It just doesn’t seem right that we would burden the Bureau of Prisons with the Department of Defense and the military’s problem.”