WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Chairman Thornberry (R-TX), of the House Armed Services Committee, joined Fox News' Outnumbered OT to discuss the impacts that the government shutdown and expected Continuing Resolution have on the military. Read some of his concerns and watch the interview below:
"For several months we've had some folks on Capitol Hill who have been willing to hold military funding hostage to some other issue, whether it was increasing funding on a domestic issue or in this case some sort of immigration issue. and unfortunately we have seen damage every step of the way as long as they've been doing that..."
"...For months we have been under the stopgap spending rules because people are willing to use the military as a political hostage. That's the heart of this matter and that's what we've got to get away from."