Last week Congressman Steve Israel voted against the National Security and Job Protection Act, an act which would preserve defense spending if Congress cannot reach a budget deal this year and accepts sequestration. Sequestration would automatically cut $492 billion in defense spending.
During a week, in which violent protests, across the Middle East and the murder of a U.S. diplomat in Libya have shaken Americans, it is inconceivable that Congressman Israel would vote against a bill that would save our defense budget from being slashed. Steve Israel is beholden to special interests and as a result, has forgotten the oath he took and the obligation he has to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America and her citizens.
If sequestration goes into effect, our military will be hallowed out to dangerous levels and our country made vulnerable to attack from enemies across the world. The ongoing attacks oversees against American citizens and American interests are a reminder that the world is as dangerous today as it was on September 10, 2001
Steve Israel is a career politician, who once again, is on the wrong side of the issue and chose party politics over doing what is right for our nation.