WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) joined Fox Business’ Mornings with Maria to discuss the importance of the U.S. Senate passing the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), despite months of collecting dust on Leader Schumer’s desk.
Excerpts from Senator Tuberville’s interview can be found below, and the full interview can be found here.
“Joe Biden’s budget was $25 to $30 to $40 billion dollars less than what we all wanted. And that’s not just Republicans, Maria. That’s Democrats, also, on the Armed Services Committee. We bumped it [the NDAA] up $25 billion dollars, and we’re still behind the spending of what China has. But, it shows you the importance to Chuck Schumer where our military is at. We [Senate Armed Services Committee] finished this thing in July. It should have been done a couple of months ago. Even the Democrats on his side couldn’t get him to bring it to the floor.”
“We have huge problems: China, Russia, Iran. And today, I just saw on your show where China and Russia had a summit– Putin, Xi Jinping. They weren’t trading Christmas presents. They’re talking about, ‘Hey, what’s the best avenue for us to overcome the capitalist country of the United States of America?’ And so, we have got to put our best foot forward here. We have to get into some hypersonics. We have to get into high [energy] lasers, because that’s the thing that’s going … to defend our country and to defend our military, and we’ve got to be better because China is way ahead of us in a lot of different things, and we’ve got to show them that we’re in the fight.”
Senator Tommy Tuberville represents Alabama in the United States Senate and is a member of the Senate Armed Services, Agriculture, Veterans’ Affairs, and HELP Committees.