September 25, 2019 Press Releases

McSally Again Votes To Let Trump Cut Arizona Military Funding

McSally Again Votes To Let Trump Cut Arizona Military Funding

Martha McSally yet again failed to fight for Arizona today, proving that she’ll always side with her party and Mitch McConnell over our state.


PHOENIX — Unelected U.S. Sen. Martha McSally today once again voted to raid $30 million in military construction funds from Arizona’s Fort Huachuca, while leaving the door open to further Arizona funding raids.

McSally voted “no” on a Senate resolution to curtail Donald Trump’s ability to raid military construction funding to pay for a border wall — a reprisal of her March 2019 vote to do the same.

Rather than shift her position to stand up for Arizona, McSally’s office this morning said that the Senator had “no new concerns” about Trump raiding the funding from Arizona.

That follows McSally’s repeated defenses of the Fort Huachuca funding raid, as well as McSally’s efforts to downplay the $30 million raid as “small.”

But it’s out of step with what the U.S. Army and McSally herself have previously said about the project. In 2017, McSally called the Fort Huachuca project part of “critical” funding that “will provide our military with the tools necessary to complete their missions.” Similarly, the U.S. Army stressed the importance of the project as necessary to “to promote a healthier, safer work environment,” warning of “unsafe” conditions.

Martha McSally yet again failed to fight for Arizona today, proving that she’ll always side with her party and Mitch McConnell over our state.

Read the coverage:

Arizona Public Media: McSally defends Huachuca money going to border wall

CNBC: Senate votes again to block Trump’s national emergency over the border but fails to get veto-proof majority

Washington Post: Trump wall money appears safe after Senate effort to block funding falls short of veto-proof majority – again

AP: Trump rebuked on military base project cuts, but veto looms