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 Trump uses more military funds to pay for the border wall.

 

 

That big, beautiful wall President Trump never tires of carrying on about is becoming one of the most expensive campaign stunts ever. It is a potentially unconstitutional one as well, as the Defense Department prepares to divert more billions of dollars authorized by Congress from a variety of weapons programs to generate bragging rights for Mr. Trumps re-election campaign.

On Thursday, the Pentagon formally notified Congress that it would divert $3.8 billion to the Department of Homeland Security to build about 177 miles of fencing along the Mexican border. That will bring to nearly $10 billion what the administration has taken from defense accounts for wall construction, after a skeptical Congress authorized only $1.375 billion.

Lawmakers from both parties have assailed the White Houses raids on military funds as violating Congresss constitutionally mandated power of the purse.

This latest effort to steal congressionally appropriated military funding undermines our national security and the separation of powers enshrined in our Constitution, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senator Chuck Schumer, the Democratic leaders, said in a joint statement on Thursday.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/14/opinion/editorials/trump-wall-cuts.html



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