02/18/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/18/2020 17:16
Republicans Stand with White House's Raid on Military Projects Important to Georgia
New White House plan to raid additional $3.8 billion from the military could affect Georgia-manufactured combat equipment, Air National Guard and reserve units program
ATLANTA - Republican senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler and Senate hopeful Doug Collins continued standing with the White House this week after the administration announced its latest plan to raid another $3.8 billion from the military budget - threatening funding for Georgia-manufactured combat equipment and resources for the Air National Guard and reserve units.
According to the AJC, this newly announced funding raid would reduce 'C-130J cargo aircraft built in Marietta,' result in 'fewer F-35 stealth fighter planes with parts made in Georgia' and lead to 'a nationwide $1.5 billion reduction' to a critical program for Air National Guard and reserves units. Already, the Pentagon warned of 'dire outcomes' from the last funding raid and a report from the Air Force outlined how the budget raid 'risks national security.'
Senator David Perdue has previously voted twice to let the administration raid billions from the military budget, while Kelly Loefflerpromised to stand behind Washington Republicans '100%' in a desperate bid to hold off top Trump ally Congressman Doug Collins in their 'brutal Republican-on-Republican fight.' And all of them have decided to march in lockstep to support Washington Republicans over protecting our military from a reckless funding raid.
'Georgia Republicans should be standing up for our national security and military projects that support Georgia jobs, not trying to score political points in Washington,' said Alex Floyd, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia. 'Instead of fighting for our servicemembers and national security, Senators Perdue and Loeffler and Congressman Collins are more concerned with appeasing party leaders as both of Georgia's Senate seats become more and more in play for Democrats.'