Dems are pissed!
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s administration said Tuesday it will redirect $3.6 billion in Pentagon money to step up construction of the president’s proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, drawing howls from Democrats who said the money would be better spent on military construction.
Though long expected, the transfer of money to speed work on Trump’s signature domestic policy proposal prompted a sharp rebuke from Democrats on Capitol Hill as lawmakers got word about which projects would be cut to pay for wall construction.
Pentagon officials told reporters that 127 construction projects would lose funding, though the administration declined to detail which projects, specifically. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said the Military Academy at West Point is on the list.
“It is a slap in the face to the members of the armed forces who serve our country that President Trump is willing to cannibalize already allocated military funding to boost his own ego and for a wall he promised Mexico would pay to build.”Chuck Schumer
The Supreme Court ruled in July that Trump could use billions in a separate pot of military funding to begin building a portion of the wall along the nation’s southern border. The court’s order came months after Trump declared a national emergency to redirect funds from other federal agencies to the Department of Homeland Security.
Yo! Chuck!….. What have you and the Dems done for the veterans and the VA recently?
Spare me your outrage!……PUTZ!