House Republicans Use 9/11 To Attack Military Cuts They Voted For
Republicans used the occasion of the 9/11 anniversary to attack President Obama for military spending cuts the supported.
“The president should be called upon and asked, what is his plan?” House Majority leader Cantor told reporters. “How is he going to lead and make sure that our military is not hollowed out?”
More than $500 billion in military spending cuts are set to go into effect at the end of the year as part of an agreement between Obama and congressional leaders to avoid a debt default last year.
Although Republican leaders agreed to the so-called “sequestration” plan last year, in recent weeks they have sought to lay the blame for the cuts at the feet of Obama, and Speaker John Boehner continued that line of attack Tuesday.