On Friday’s broadcast of CNN’s “New Day,” Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) argued the GOP tax bill threatens national defense because it creates trillions of dollars in debt.
Blumenthal said, “It’s extremely complex. And it does, in fact, as I think the last segment of your show demonstrated, tilt the benefits in favor of the wealthiest and corporations. And, more egregiously, it creates trillions of dollars in debt for our children and our grandchildren. It threatens our national defense. Mike Mullen, the former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff once said, famously, that the biggest threat to our national defense is our national debt. Because it undermines our ability to acquire those weapons systems and train young men and women for our military.”
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