Bennet Statement on Court Ruling Against the President Raiding Military Funding for Border Wall

Washington, D.C. — Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet released the following statement after the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas ruled yesterday against the Trump Administration’s decision to transfer funds appropriated to 127 U.S. military construction projects, including at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, to build the president’s costly, ineffective border wall:

“The court’s ruling reaffirms what Democrats – and many Republicans – have said all along: President Trump’s decision to raid Congressionally appropriated funding for military construction projects to fulfill his ridiculous campaign promise is not only short-sighted, but also unconstitutional. The Department of Defense identified these projects, including the Space Control Facility at Peterson Air Force Base, as critical to military readiness. We will not stand by as this president abuses his power in an attempt to circumvent Congress, flout the rule of law, and undermine our national security.”