January 9, 2020/Media, Press

RELEASE: Texas Democrats on the Conservative 5th Circuit Court of Appeals Decision to Allow Trump to Divert $3.6 Billion in Military Funds to Build His Stupid Wall

Austin, TX — Today, the conservative 5th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed judicial precedence and ruled that Trump is allowed to divert $3.6 billion in crucial military funds to build a stupid wall, right as Trump escalates conflict with Iran. 

This declaration would cost Texas military installations more than $38.5 million

Vulnerable Texas Republican Senator John Cornyn voted to divert these military funds to build this stupid wall twice. 

Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa issued the following statement:

Texans have been clear: they do not want a stupid wall and they certainly do not want Trump and Cornyn diverting crucial military funds to build one. The conservative 5th Circuit Court of Appeals is enabling the reckless Trump-Cornyn border disaster while weakening our national security in the process. All while we find ourselves right in the middle of Trump’s irresponsible and dangerous Iran conflict. 

Texans don’t want Trump’s stupid wall. Texans don’t want Trump’s war. Texans will vote them out in November.”