California Dem: "Defund the Pentagon budget"

by Bryan Brammer · Jun 27th, 2020 3:10 pm

Last Updated Jun 29th, 2020 at 10:40 am

California Democratic Rep. Barbara Lee in a tweet Thursday evening called for the defunding of the Pentagon budget.

Lee's tweet has garnered over 15,000 retweets and nearly 93,000 "likes," receiving support from fellow politicians, including Jamaal Bowman who is currently leading the Democratic primary for New York's 16th congressional district.

Lee has been one of the loudest voices in the House on the need to address systemic racism.

Her tweet Thursday was not the first time she has called for a decrease in the Pentagon's budget. In early June, she proposed legislation to cut the Department of Defense's budget by $350 billion — an almost 50% decrease from the $705 billion budget for 2021.


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