Thursday, October 22, 2015

BREAKING: Kirkpatrick "Disappointed", Will Vote To Override Obama Veto Of NDAA

Arizona Rep.-and-candidate-for-Senate Ann Kirkpatrick (D-CD1) said she was "disappointed" that President Barack Obama today vetoed the National Defense Authorization Act ("NDAA"), and promised to join Republicans in voting to override the veto.

Yesterday, Arizona's Politics reported on Arizona Senator-and-opponent-of-Kirkpatrick's John McCain's (R-AZ) blasting of Kirkpatrick for not speaking out ("for a change") against the promised veto, even though she had been one of 37 Democrats voting for the measure in the House.

Kirkpatrick's statement today (in full, below) emphasized the importance of the NDAA's funding of A-10 Warthog jets and the Davis-Monthan AFB in Tucson that is their home base.  She said that the veto was also disappointing because she and 36 other Democrats had stood with Republicans "even in today's hyper-partisan climate."

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