Dems Just Introduced Bills To Block Trump’s Dictator-Like Parade
Donald Trump wants a military parade to march through the streets of Washington D.C. in his honor, which would cost taxpayers millions. Two Democratic lawmakers from the House and Senate are introducing a bill to block Trump from receiving funds to pay for the parade.
Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Rep. Marc Veasey (D-Texas) introduced bills in the House and Senate that would block the Trump administration from using millions of taxpayer dollars for the military parade.
Cardin called on his Senate colleagues to sign on to stop the parade.
“We have the best armed forces in the world. We don’t need to flex our muscles to showcase our military hardware,” Cardin wrote in a letter. “Our brave military men and women flex their might around the world every day on behalf of our nation.”
Veasey also blasted the reported parade plan.
“An expensive political ploy whose sole aim is to boost Trump’s approval ratings is an insult to their service and detracts from resources needed to provide meaningful assistance to veterans and current service members,” he said in a statement.
Trump’s desire has drawn criticism from both Republicans and Democrats, some even called it a sign of weakness and an insult to U.S. service members.