From the Conservative Tribune
In a cringe-worthy vote this week, Senate Democrats blocked legislation that would financially support U.S. troops.
According to The Washington Free Beacon, Dems also prevented a vote on a bill that would fund the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Things have been tough for the nation’s veterans throughout the Obama administration, of course. And this isn’t the first time Democrats have voted against veterans. In fact, they blocked a vote on the fiscal year 2017 defense appropriations bill for the second time in the month of July.
The bill would have provided funding to the United States armed forces, including money to pay American service members.
But that’s not all. That same day, Democrats also prevented a vote on the fiscal year Military Construction and Veterans Affairs.
However, Republicans sponsored the bill, and GOP Senate members spoke out against Dems for blocking the vote.
Senator Ron Johnson, R., Wis., was one of those members who voiced his opinion, saying: “I am disappointed that Senate Democrats are irresponsibly blocking the defense appropriations bill. Delaying consideration of this bill jeopardizes our national security and military readiness.”
“The defense of the United States and the American people is the federal government’s top priority. It’s only because of the continued sacrifices of our service members, the finest among us, that we are able to enjoy America’s many freedoms,” he continued.
“We owe it to our troops to ensure that they have the resources they need to protect themselves and defend our freedoms in the face of continued threats overseas.”
Democrats then threatened to block all appropriations bills in the name of “fair funding” and “parity” — that is, they want to make sure their domestic programs are funded the way the national defense is funded. To Democrats those priorities are the same.
Once again the Democrat/Commies show their traitorous disrespect of our military. They are completely despicable.