By: Olivia DiNucci
As Senator Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema hold the already moderate and compromised Build Back Better agenda hostage, activists have been confronting them demanding they act for the people and the planet and not the pocket books of their donors.
On a walk home, we ran into the *Senator* from Arizona:
The 2020 NDAA was $740 billion, meaning @kyrstensinema approved spending over $1.4 million a MINUTE on the military.— CODEPINK (@codepink) October 6, 2021
Yet when asked who she would leave behind if not voting for #BuildBackBetter.. healthcare, climate action, education, & more, she ignores us.#CutThePentagon pic.twitter.com/lRbNBEeus2
It’s important to point out that she voted for last year’s $740 billion Pentagon budget with EASE (like most everyone did). That means she approved spending over $1.4 million a MINUTE on the military.
She also helped secure "$5.3 billion for 60 F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft to build a 5th Squadron at Luke."
So she helped secure over $5 billion for F-35's to be built in Arizona.
When asked who she would leave out of a BILL THAT WILL PAY FOR ITSELF, she ignored us.