U.S. Sen. Richard Burr is going to Guantanamo Monday.
The Winston-Salem Republican will visit the Guantanamo Bay military base in Cuba that currently holds about 245 men on suspicion of terrorism.
He'll be joined on the day-long visit by David Vitter of Louisiana, Pat Roberts of Kansas and Sens. James Inhofe of Oklahoma, who is organizing the trip.
President Obama signed an executive order calling for the closure of the prison within a year.
Spokesman Chris Walker said Burr wants to understand the "facts on the ground" before making a final decision on his thoughts on Obama's order.
"So far, he's unconvinced that moving trained terrorists to the U.S. is in the best national security interests," he said.