Jefferson Morley | June 30, 2019
Sen. Bennet Says War Spending ‘Could’ve Fixed Every Water Project in America’
On the Campaign Trail:
On Military Spending:
Bennet has tallied up the costs of tax cuts and interventions in the Middle East since 2001.
“That’s $12 or $13 trillion that we might as well have lit on fire,” the Colorado Senator said to Rick Newman during a recent interview for Yahoo Finance’s Meet the Candidate series. “We could’ve fixed every road and bridge in America. We could’ve fixed every single airport infrastructure project in America. We could’ve fixed every water project in America. We could’ve made Social Security solvent forever. We could’ve paid down our deficit.”
When asked in the first DNC debate about the greatest geopolitical challenge to the United States, Sen. Bennet declared that Russia fit the bill, citing election interference and disinformation.
We’ve got to — we’ve got to restore the relationships that he’s destroyed with our allies, not just in Europe. He flew to the G20 last night and attacked Japan, Germany, and a third ally of ours without saying anything about North Korea or Russia.
And when you’ve got a situation where you have a president who says something happened in the Straits of Hormuz and the whole world doesn’t know whether to believe it or not, that is a huge problem when it comes to the national security of the United States of America. And we need to change that.