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Four top House Democrats are urging the Pentagon to reject a request from the Department of Homeland Security to use $450 million to build border wall at a military range in Arizona.

“In countless hearings and briefings this year we have heard from senior civilian and military leadership on the readiness challenges our military currently faces,” the lawmakers wrote in a letter to Defense Secretary James Mattis publicly released Thursday. “With that in mind, we fail to see how diverting $450 million away from efforts to rebuild military readiness is in the department or the taxpayers’ best interests.”

The article goes on to state the following:

The letter was signed by Reps. Adam Smith (D-Wash.), ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee; Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.), ranking member of the House Appropriations Committee; Peter Visclosky (D-Ind.), ranking member of the House Appropriations defense subcommittee; and Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), ranking member of the House Appropriations military construction and veterans affairs subcommittee.

Frustrated that Congress has not funded his proposed wall on the southern border, President Trump first raised the possibility of using Pentagon funding for the wall in March.

Shortly afterward, a Pentagon spokeswoman confirmed the department was looking at the Barry M. Goldwater Air Force Range as a possible place to build a stretch of wall. The land is a bombing range near the Mexico–U.S. border in Wellton, Ariz.

In their letter, the Democrats said the Department of Homeland Security sent the Pentagon a request last month “to enhance existing border fencing and construct new border infrastructure” along 31 miles of the range.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. How can Debbie Wasserman Schultz still be involved in anything in our government after what she has pulled. She should be behind bars!

  2. Yet you can bet that each on of these fools voted against every attempt to get more money for the military when they had the chance. This is nothing more than political BS from the left, give them the opportunity to vote down money for the wall and in the next second give them the opportunity to vote for an increase in spending for the military, they will vote no both times.

  3. What’s unspoken is the fact the Democrats would prefer DHS appropriate the $450 million of our hard earned tax dollars towards housing and other social services to be provided to these illegal aliens that these Democrats welcome with open arms thereby betraying the country and citizens they are sworn to protect and defend.

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