President Donald Trump angered several top Democrats after it was revealed that his administration announced that several billion in military project funding would be diverted to be used for construction on the new border wall.
According to The Hill, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper notified top Democratic leadership on Tuesday of the decision, which included House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.
Schumer was one of the first to respond to the move, given the state he represents has several of the military projects — which are now on hold — that were to be funded by the money now being used for border wall construction.
He leveled harsh criticism against Trump and accused the president of going around Congress’ power of the purse.
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by – inquisitr.com