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Blumenthal Statement on Trump NDAA Veto

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement after President Trump vetoed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2021:

“This deeply destructive blunder must be promptly overridden. It is really pathetic and crazy, as well as downright dangerous. It left me speechless because it is so destructive to our national defense. Equipment isn’t the only thing at risk—so is pay for our troops. Literally right after what could be the most massive cyberattack in our nation’s history, the President is eliminating the new tools and authorities we need for our nation’s cyber defense. I call on Republican colleagues not only to speak out, but stand up and look forward to a strong, bipartisan override vote.”