New reporting has revealed that the Trump administration is preparing to raid another $3.8 billion from the military budget allocated for fighter jets, combat aircraft, ships and National Guard equipment to fund Trump’s emergency declaration – the latest addition to the billions of reductions that have put our national security and military preparedness at risk. As John James enters his 257th day of hiding from local Michigan TV stations, voters deserve to know whether James stands with the President in supporting these cuts “2,000%” or with Michigan’s military families and our national security?
This latest raid brings the total to nearly $10 billion diverted from our military to fund Trump’s border wall. Republican Senators previously allowed the president to raid funding for military construction and counterdrug operations.
“As Trump irresponsibly raids even more critical military funding, John James must come clean on whether he stands with the president 2,000% or with our servicemembers and national security,” said Michigan Democratic Party spokesperson Elena Kuhn. “James’ 257 day streak of dodging Michigan TV in favor of spending time with Mitch McConnell and out-of-state mega-donors and his silence on issues of national security raise concerns about whether he’s working for Michigan families or Washington Republicans.”
The Michigan Democratic Party launched JohnJamesRevealed.com to hold the failed U.S. Senate candidate accountable for his positions – including those made over the course of the 2018 campaign that he then tried to delete after losing that campaign. Since announcing he’d run again, just over six months after his last failed bid, James has been hiding from Michigan voters and refusing to answer questions from Michigan media.