Wednesday, October 21, 2015

McCain Blasts Likely Re-Election Opponent Kirkpatrick - "Speak Up For a Change" - Re: Obama Veto Threat (READ Threat)

Arizona Senator John McCain (R-AZ) is blasting his likely 2016 Democratic opponent, Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-CD1), urging her to "speak up for a change" against President Barack Obama's threatened veto of the National Defense Authorization Act.

In a news release through his campaign (not his Senatorial office), he said:
“This legislation is crucial to strengthening Arizona's important role in protecting our nation, and includes vital provisions to prevent the premature divestment of the A-10 at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, and funds millions in Arizona defense acquisition and military construction projects across our state," said Senator John McCain. "It is deeply disturbing that Congresswoman Kirkpatrick has been totally silent as President Obama has threatened to veto this bill which is so important to Arizona and to America's security. I urge Congresswoman Kirkpatrick to speak up for a change and demand that President Obama prioritize the well-being of our military men and women and the security of our nation by signing this critically important legislation."
 Kirkpatrick was one of 37 Democrats to join with House Republicans in passing the NDAA on October 1.

The White House issued its veto threat of the measure in May, citing a number of reasons for its opposition, including the continuation of sequestration and provisions related to the prison at Guantanamo Bay. (The full threat is below.)

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