A total of $7.2 billion of military funding is expected to go towards the border wall this fiscal year.
Austin, TX —Today, the Pentagon announced that they would be shifting an additional $3.8 billion intended to build fighter jets, ships, vehicles, and National Guard equipment to build Trump’s wall. [Defense News, February 13, 2020]
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. Our soldiers are the bravest women and men on Earth. They should have their equipment fully funded and be fully prepared, instead of having their equipment raided to build a wall that nobody wants.
“Texans don’t want Trump’s stupid wall. Texans don’t want Cornyn recklessly defending it. Texans will vote them both out in November.”