Following Republican Senators’ vote to put even more funding for military construction projects across the country at risk, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is launching a new digital ad campaign today holding them accountable for failing to stand up for the military communities in their states.
The ads target Senators Martha McSally (AZ), Cory Gardner (CO), Thom Tillis (NC), John Cornyn (TX), Lindsey Graham (SC) and Mitch McConnell (KY) who voted today to uphold the president’s emergency declaration, even though it has already cost their states millions of dollars — including funds diverted from projects they once bragged about — and allows the president to continue to raid other project funds. Just days ago, the Washington Post reported that GOP officials are considering diverting even more funds away from military projects across the country.
The new ads will run on Facebook and target voters in states affected by military project funding cuts:
“Republican Senators paved the way for this harmful raid on critical military construction funding, and they just knowingly voted again to uphold this bogus emergency declaration and allow the Trump administration to keep diverting money away from their own states,” said DSCC spokesperson Stewart Boss. “Even as the White House threatens to claw away even more money from their states, these Senators are so craven that they voted to double down on enabling this reckless cash grab. Our new ad campaign will continue to hold these spineless Senators accountable for failing military communities and refusing to stand up for their states.”
Senate Republicans are “siding with the president even though he’s raiding money for military projects in their states” — forcing their constituents to pay the price for their spinelessness and leaving the door open for the administration to steal billions more from critical safety and preparedness projects. The U.S. Air Force has warned that diverting funds from these projects “poses various national security risks for the U.S. armed forces” and Pentagon documents revealed that “lives would be put at risk” if many of these projects were not funded.
Read more about the consequences of Senate Republicans’ failure to fight for their states’ military installations: