Courage for America: MAGA-fied NDAA Bill Attacks Veterans’ Freedoms in Newest Front of Republicans’ “Culture War”
McCarthy’s far-right military spending bill includes anti-abortion provisions, strips reproductive freedom from veterans
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Reporting from The Hill and Punchbowl this morning showcases the efforts of the MAGA-led House, with help from Republican Speaker Kevin McCarthy, to push for abortion restrictions within the newest provisions to the NDAA, or National Defense Authorization Act. What should be a bipartisan and routine passage of a military spending bill has turned far-right as McCarthy gives the reins to the most extreme in his party to strip freedoms from those who have served or are currently serving.
McCarthy is once again supporting the outlandish and dangerous demands of the most conservative hardliners in his party, pandering to their demands for incendiary amendments ranging from critical race theory, transgender medical services, and Ukraine.
“MAGA hardliners’ efforts to commandeer the NDAA is wrong,” said Charonda Johnson, U.S. Air Force veteran. “The NDAA should never be politicized because it is about ensuring our nation’s security. Instead of supporting our veterans, these MAGA amendments go after the health care and personal freedoms of the men and women who have served this country. McCarthy and his MAGA House Republicans are showing, yet again, that they will step on anyone, including active duty service members and veterans, to advance their most extreme, far-right agenda yet.”
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