McCain: Trump’s budget ‘dead on arrival’
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) blasted President Trump’s budget on Tuesday, calling the overall proposal “dead on arrival.”
“President Trump’s $603 billion defense budget request is inadequate to the challenges we face, illegal under current law, and part of an overall budget proposal that is dead on arrival in Congress,” McCain, a frequent critic of the president, said in a statement.
McCain added that Trump’s budget proposal “fails to provide the necessary resources to restore military readiness, rebuild military capacity, and renew our military advantage with investments in modern capabilities.”
Trump’s budget is expected to be met with stiff resistance from military hawks. McCain suggested $640 billion in spending in his own defense budget proposal earlier this year. That would be roughly $54 billion above what Obama projected for 2018.
Read more at The Hill
Related Story: The truth about Trump’s ‘savage’ cuts