September 04, 2019

Duckworth Statement on Trump Administration Diverting Funding for National Defense Projects to Ineffective Border Wall


[WASHINGTON, D.C.] — Combat Veteran and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) released the following statement after the Trump Administration announced that it will reprogram $3.6 billion in funding intended for military construction projects to build President Trump’s border wall:

“This inappropriate move makes it crystal clear that Donald Trump cares more about appearing to keep his ridiculous campaign promises than he does about keeping the nation’s promises to our troops. Whether Trump lied to the American people or is simply too weak to force Mexico to pay for the wall as repeatedly promised to, the bottom line is that Trump’s reckless politicization of vital military funds will waste taxpayer dollars and ultimately harm our military’s readiness, our troops’ quality of life and our national security.”