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Thu Sep 5, 2019, 03:18 AM

GOP Senators Who Backed Trump's Emergency Declaration Lose Military Funding

Source: HUFF POST


09/04/2019 05:57 pm ET
Who could have seen this coming when the president chose to divert defense money to build his border wall?


Republicans who supported an emergency declaration on the U.S.-Mexico border are discovering the cost of standing with President Donald Trump: millions of dollars in federal funds diverted away from planned military construction projects in their states.

Trump declared the emergency earlier this year to secure funds for a border wall after failing to persuade Congress to allocate money for its construction ― the same wall he initially promised Mexico would pay for. Only 12 Republican senators objected to the move in a Senate floor vote in March, with most of the GOP conference sticking with the president.



Sen. Martha McSally (R-Ariz.), one of those who voted in support of the declaration, announced early Wednesday that the Trump administration was diverting $30 million in funds from an Army base in her state to construction of the wall ― even though she previously received assurances from an acting secretary of defense that her state would be spared.

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Top Arizona Democrats, however, criticized McSally in the wake of the announcement.

Former astronaut Mark Kelly, who is running to be the Democrats’ Senate nominee next year, accused McSally of failing “her most basic responsibility to put Arizona first.” He added that the senator “told Arizonans she had protected funding for Arizona military bases, and the fact is that she didn’t keep her word.”..................................

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Sep 5, 2019, 03:38 AM

1. "What they are doing is illegal & I'm not an idiot." Hooray for Brian Schatz!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Sep 5, 2019, 03:41 AM

2. "Promised her state would be spared"?

So McSally was okay with Trump fleecing other states, as long as she could look like a right wing hero. this is exactly what she deserves, even though her constituents do not.

If a political stooge like McSally wins reelection over a patriotic astronaut, then I just can't figure out this country anymore.

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 5, 2019, 04:10 AM

3. Martha's a rape apologist too.

Truly a spineless piece of shit.

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Response to RhodeIslandOne (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 5, 2019, 04:55 AM

4. "Truly a spineless piece of shit." An apt description of very single Repugnant in office.

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 5, 2019, 10:16 AM

11. McShithead is vulnerable and AZ has a lot of military infrastructure.

This won't help her one bit!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Sep 5, 2019, 04:57 AM

5. Sometimes Karma comes early for suckers.

If you are a Republican you have to learn how to say “yes” to dear leader and his Sharpie.

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Response to gordianot (Reply #5)

Thu Sep 5, 2019, 06:07 AM

6. Republicans get suckered by a Republican

There's a bitter lesson in this, not that the Republicans will get it.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Sep 5, 2019, 08:50 AM

7. "Republicans need to stop being The Stupid Party"

Progress, yet?

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Sep 5, 2019, 08:50 AM

8. I love this

Anyone should have known that only the stupid and gullible trust Trump

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Sep 5, 2019, 09:30 AM

9. Hey McSally, how does it feel to have only one oar in the water..........and since your so gung-ho

to basically follow the criminal enterprise called Trump and Moscow Mitch.....................I don't feel sorry for you one iota..................and there are suckers born every minute..........................and people pay the price for your shallow hypocrisy of libertarian bullshit..............


You thought this with your republican libertarian agenda:

Sen. Martha McSally (R-Ariz.), one of those who voted in support of the declaration, announced early Wednesday that the Trump administration was diverting $30 million in funds from an Army base in her state to construction of the wall ― even though she previously received assurances from an acting secretary of defense that her state would be spared.


November 3, 2020 cannot get here fast enough....................


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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Sep 5, 2019, 09:41 AM

10. McSally Is a Loser

Glad that Sinema beat her in the general election of 2018.

If it wasn't for Governor Dougie, she'd be unemployed.

Great that Mark Kelly is running against her. His ethics and resume beats her by a mile -- and those Repub PAC scum will be hard pressed to find ANYTHING to slime him with.

Mark is going to be a GREAT senator.

McSally is just going to be a meaningless footnote in AZ politics. Wonder if she will be a double dipper pensioner?

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Response to NonPC (Reply #10)

Thu Sep 5, 2019, 07:33 PM

15. Agree!! i'm so excited Mark is running. I'm sure his wife Gabby Giffords encouraged him to.

Hopefully Mark will send Mcsally back to AZ to lick her wounds.

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Response to onetexan (Reply #15)

Thu Sep 5, 2019, 09:45 PM

16. Mark Kelly is going to win in a landslide.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Sep 5, 2019, 11:12 AM

12. Well slap my McA** and call me McSally!

Sorry, too easy.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Sep 5, 2019, 02:39 PM

13. Donnie Two Scoops is cutting loose weak seats.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Sep 5, 2019, 03:53 PM

14. It would be sweet to pick up some Senate seats

McSally's seat in Arizona
Gardner's seat in Colorado
Tillis in North Carolina
And Moscow Mitch in Kentucky out of spite for that useless turtle


“The well-being of American troops is the core responsibility of every commander in the military, yet the Commander-in-Chief is shirking that duty so he can advance his own political agenda,” Kaine said.

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