‘Talk is cheap’: GOP senators shred Biden defense budget in scathing letter

President Joe Biden’s proposed defense budget has prompted pushback from a number of Republican leaders on Capitol Hill.

According to Breitbart, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has joined Sens. Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Richard Shelby (R-AL) in issuing a joint statement condemning the White House proposal.

“Talk is cheap, but defending our country is not,” the senators wrote Friday.

“They should set the table”

The Republicans’ statement began with a statement of concern about China, referencing Biden’s prior warning that the communist regime “is going to eat our lunch” if the U.S. is not prepared.

“Today’s budget proposal signals to China that they should set the table,” the GOP senators said.

They also expressed particular outrage over the belief that “Biden has prioritized spending trillions on liberal wish list priorities here at home” while “funding for America’s military is neglected.”

Their letter cited a troubling trend over the past decade in which China has increased its defense spending by $200 billion as the U.S. has decreased its budget by $400 billion. The current level of spending “doesn’t even keep up with inflation,” the senators argued.

“China’s military investments match its desire to out-compete America and hold our military forces at risk,” they said in their letter.

“On the right track”

Despite the Democratic Party’s “tough talk on China,” the Republican senators wrote that the proposed defense budget will effectively undermine that rhetoric.

“President Biden’s own Pentagon leadership team acknowledges that the defense strategy they inherited is largely on the right track, and that resourcing the strategy requires significant real growth in the defense budget,” their letter reportedly read. “Anything less than real growth will force the Department to choose between taking care of service members and ensuring they have the tools and training to meet new and growing threats. ”

According to the senators, the Department of Defense not only needs to increase resources aimed at combatting China, but it also needs funding to take on “Russia, Iran, North Korea, and radical Islamic terrorists.”

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, on the other hand, stressed the need to tackle health-related and economic issues in the defense budget, asserting:

We’re also inheriting a legacy of chronic underinvestment, in our view, in priorities that are vital to our long-term success and our ability to confront the challenges before us, so the president is focused on reversing this trend and reinvesting in the foundations of our strength.

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  1. We need this communist creep out of our white house. Impeach him and Harris and let obama know he is not welcome here go to china.

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  3. China’s not worried. They successfully hacked the November 2020 election to put China Joe Bejieg Biden in the Oval office. This twit was not, repeat, was not chosen by the American citizens.

  4. We want the best president ever, back in as leader of America! ALL the DemonRats need to go and the Rhinos!!
    MAGA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Oh my, the GOP issued a statement! The CCP and Russia must be terrified now! This is the weakest GOP leadership the nation has ever known and that’s saying a lot when you consider the GOP has always been empty suits! They talk a lot when the camera’s are rolling but behind closed doors it’s kiss azz time and cowardly non action! And with Biden in the WH, something allowed to happen by the GOP, it will only get far worse! Our nation is under the control of the CCP and Russia now! America is no longer a free nation!

    1. You have it exactly right. National GOL is the reason we are in this situation. COWARDS. They will never get a dime from me. Will donate directly to those who primary RINOS . I will NOT ever vote for a RINO again. Will write in a vote if no true conservative is on thde ballot. Voted against Light in the Loafers Lindsey Graham in SC primary but voted for him in the general. Never doing that again. Rinos are WORSE than leftists. Leftists are straight up, unapologetic SCUM. But they don’t hide it. Rinos are either deceitful liars, CWARDS , or both. Not playing the game anymore. GOP is a party that LIKES TO LOSE. They are used to it and comfortable with it. Even with the facts on their side they are too COWARDLY, complicit and CORRUPT to fight. That is the embodiment of uselessness. They can go to hell.

  6. One more thing. As a UNITED STATES MARINE, I will defend my country from threats foreign and domestic. With emphasis on domestic! Therefore as a veteran of the United States Marine Corps right now let it be known now that I will defend my country and my honor and my sanctity from thieving politicians that wish to control the United States population as a bunch of cattle. Mad Mike

  7. There is enough proof of fraud in the 2020 election. That if we need to, the election should be rerun and Silicon Valley, told to stay out of it. 230 has to be revisited as well, and if necessary, repealed.

  8. Beijing biden is and NEVER will be president of the United States he is a false puppet put in by the criminal powers of the democratic party we need president Trump back in power as president of the United States MAGA.

  9. I wish the Democrats would listen. THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE NOT HAPPY! They think we are stupid (Pelosi: the American people are not smart enough to vote). The Supreme Court will only dismiss any wrong doing by the Democrats. We all know this. Turning their own corrupt rules against them might be a way to start.

  10. Michael Saunders, U.S. Army S.F. veteran of the Vietnam war and 23 years in law enforcement says:

    Biden and the democrats don’t care about protecting and saving our country and the people of this country. They will hurt democrats and republicans all. So now the democrat are going to see for their selves that Biden is no good for our country and neither is Harris or Pelosi.

  11. Of course China involved in election fraud…they know China Joe would be better for them than PRESIDENT TRUMP who is the legal PRESIDENT…not mindless MORON who doesn’t think for himself he’s OVOMITs puppet

  12. You have it exactly right. National GOL is the reason we are in this situation. COWARDS. They will never get a dime from me. Will donate directly to those who primary RINOS . I will NOT ever vote for a RINO again. Will write in a vote if no true conservative is on thde ballot. Voted against Light in the Loafers Lindsey Graham in SC primary but voted for him in the general. Never doing that again. Rinos are WORSE than leftists. Leftists are straight up, unapologetic SCUM. But they don’t hide it. Rinos are either deceitful liars, CWARDS , or both. Not playing the game anymore. GOP is a party that LIKES TO LOSE. They are used to it and comfortable with it. Even with the facts on their side they are too COWARDLY, complicit and CORRUPT to fight. That is the embodiment of uselessness. They can go to hell.

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