February 14, 2020 Press Releases

McSally Silent As Trump Raid Risks Arizona Projects

McSally Silent As Trump Raid Risks Arizona Projects

PHOENIX — “Arizona military bases could take a big hit from President Donald Trump’s latest raid on defense funding to pay for a border wall,” and U.S. Sen. Martha McSally has said nothing.

According to 12news.com, the new Trump raid could hurt military bases across the state:

At risk in Arizona: funding for the F-35 program at Luke Air Force Base in Glendale and the Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma, as well as money for the 162nd Air National Guard Air Force Reserve Test Center in Tucson. The Air National Guard base cares for equipment used by Guard bases around the country.

In 2019, McSally voted three times to allow Trump to divert billions of dollars in military funding to support his last military construction raid, which cut $30 million from a project at Arizona’s Fort Huachuca to replace a building the Army called “unsafe” for service members.

While Arizona service members lost out, two McSally campaign donors have received $660 million in federal contracts funded by the raid she voted to support.

Now, McSally appears ready to let Trump keep raiding funds that could impact additional Arizona military bases and projects.

“Last year, Martha McSally repeatedly voted to help Trump raid military funding, laying the groundwork for these latest cuts. McSally keeps proving she won’t stand up to her party leaders and fight for Arizona’s military families, and she is fully on the hook for any new cuts that jeopardize our national security,” said Brad Bainum, Arizona Democratic Party spokesperson.

Read and watch the coverage:

12news.com: Arizona bases could take hit from President Trump’s new raid on defense funds for wall

Arizona Republic: Trump wants $156 million from F-35 funds for border wall, a move Arizona Democrats decry

KOLD-TV Tucson: “McSally, a Republican, has not commented” on Trump’s new funding raid

KGUN-TV Tucson: “We […] have not heard back” from McSally on Trump’s new raid that could impact “some Arizona bases”

KPNX-TV Phoenix: New Trump raid puts funding “at risk here in Arizona”