@brianschatz reacts to Trump bypassing Congress to appoint a controversial Pentagon pick and Defense Sec. Esper letting it happen: “You now have the number three person in the DoD who’s a racist nutball.”
The DOD shared documents with Congress in July that revealed the Pentagon knew the base at K2 contained chemical weapons, enriched uranium and soil saturated with fuels and other solvents that formed a “black goo.”
Trump Sidesteps Congress To Install Controversial Pentagon Nominee Anthony Tata
Today seems like a good time to remind you that even if the Pentagon budget were cut in half, the United States would still outspend China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea combined. Congress won't even approve a 10% cut.
The United States Congress just passed a $738 billion giveaway for arms manufacturers, Pentagon lobbyists, and unconstitutional wars. @RepRoKhanna is right—this is not what resistance to Donald Trump looks like.
Congress must vote against this disastrous Pentagon authorization—a bill of astonishing moral cowardice. We do not need to shower Trump, his Saudi friends and the military-industrial complex with a $738-billion taxpayer giveaway.
Imagine how Republicans will howl when future Democratic presidents steal money appropriated to the Pentagon by Congress, for the purpose of funding a project to energize their most liberal base—just in time for the liberal Democrat’s re-election campaign.