Is anybody really surprised by this?
Courtesy of Politico:
Republican Reps. Steve Knight of California and Mike Coffman of Colorado would appear the ideal champions of a new military branch focused on space.
Three of Knight’s top five donors are aerospace giants Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin and Honeywell, which would be well-positioned to help build and outfit it. And Coffman’s district is an epicenter of the military’s current space operations.
Instead, the pair is leading the rebellion to President Donald Trump’s Space Force.
The anti-Space Force movement — which includes generals and Republican and Democratic lawmakers — fears that carving the new branch out of the Air Force would siphon resources from other defense programs, strip them of authority or even weaken the military. They include lawmakers who serve on committees with direct jurisdiction over the issue — such as Knight and Coffman, who both sit on the House Armed Services panel.
They pose a potentially fatal danger to the president’s proposal, which needs Congress to overcome a host of financial and logistical obstacles to carry out what would be the most sweeping U.S. military reorganization since the creation of the Air Force out of the Army Air Forces in 1947.
No border wall, no space force, no giant military parade, it’s like Trump’s entire Christmas list is being completely ignored.
Oh well, he can still look forward to a shiny new impeachment possibly heading his way just in time for the holidays.