Thune Urges President to Abandon Veto Threat on Nation’s Troops

“The president must immediately abandon his radically irresponsible veto threat on this historically bipartisan bill.”  

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, issued the following statement after the Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) on a bipartisan basis:

“As conflict spreads throughout the Middle East, we need a military that is strong, ready, and well-equipped. The bipartisan defense bill the Senate passed today is critical to preserving our military’s technological edge and redirecting funds from the bloated Pentagon bureaucracy to focus precious defense dollars on our troops. The president must immediately abandon his radically irresponsible veto threat on this historically bipartisan bill. Congressional Democrats must also have the courage to stand up for our military men and women and override any veto the president may unwisely issue.”