Dome$tic or defen$e? Dems clear where they stand

Tuesday, November 20, 2018
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Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

Nancy Pelosi looking to the rightA national defense analyst believes Democrats will push for domestic programs over defense when they take control of the House in January.

During the first two years of Donald Trump's presidency, Congress made a concerted effort to boost defense spending, following eight long years of neglect under former President Barack Obama. But in January, Democrats take control of the House of Representatives – and Nancy Pelosi and other liberal politicians will be in charge of the budget.

Lt. Col. Robert Maginnis (USA, Ret.), a senior fellow for national security at the Family Research Council, is genuinely concerned about Democratic control of the military's purse strings.

Maginnis

"My concern ... is that Nancy Pelosi, perhaps as the new Speaker, and the Democrats in general tend to – much like Barack Obama did – marginalize our national defense and try to take all those weapons and turn them into domestic programs," he tells OneNewsNow.

The Pentagon advisor also is concerned about Congressman Adam Smith (D-Washington) assuming chairmanship of the House Armed Services Committee.

"Representative Smith is very clear about what he opposes: he opposes new nuclear capabilities," Maginnis notes. "Also, we understand that he doesn't nearly want to invest in a Space Command."

Maginnis argues that taking into account what Russia and China are doing in that realm makes a Space Command something to be seriously considered. The Trump administration, he adds, is already trying to move in that direction - but "perhaps not as fast as needs to be."

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