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Esper said the Pentagon would still need to brief members of Congress on the plan, and would also need to insure the "United States is not threatened by terrorists coming out of Afghanistan."

Sen. Brian Schatz 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.”

An uproar in Congress has accompanied @realDonaldTrump  appointing retired Brig. Gen. Anthony Tata to a Pentagon position after his confirmation hearing was canceled. Now, the @DeptofDefense  is saying @BarackObama  did it too.

@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.”

Sen. Brian Schatz 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.”

Sen. Brian Schatz 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.”

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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.

President Trump cannot divert Pentagon funding to his monument to hate at the border. Congress should do even more and pass the bill I introduced in March to redirect every available penny of funding for that dumb wall to fight COVID-19.

Breaking: Trump admin does not have authority to divert Pentagon funds to construct additional barriers on US-Mexico border, a federal appeals court ruled, days after Trump’s visit to the wall. In 2-1 ruling, Ninth Circuit said the $2.5 billion transfer circumvented Congress.

Republicans and Democrats in Congress have begun a new push to shut down a Pentagon program that transfers military weaponry to local law enforcement. It was curtailed by former President Barack Obama but revived by President Trump.

How can we possibly pay for tuition-free public colleges, universities and trade schools for every person in America? We could do it—easily—with the more than $70 billion that Congress added to Trump's Pentagon budget this year compared to under President Obama.

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.

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At $70 billion/year, Warren’s universal child care program would cost roughly what Congress added casually to the Pentagon budget with no debate or even rationale

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.

If the Nunes memo is released, Congressman Schiff and other members of Congress should read the Schiff report and all other underlying documents on the House floor—just like Senator Gravel read the Pentagon Papers into the record in 1971. It's their constitutional right—and duty.

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