Despite warnings on U.S. defense cuts, little action to stop them
By By David Lawder, Roberta Rampton and Andrea Shalal-Esa
Source: AWIN First
“I am sure Iran is very supportive of sequestration. I am sure al Qaeda training camps all over the world must be pleased with the fact that sequestration will gut the CIA and the intelligence platforms that follow them around,” Graham said.
Lawmakers whose districts have heavy concentrations of military installations and defense manufacturing are growing nervous about the looming cuts.
Representative Rob Bishop, a Republican member of the Armed Services Committee, said he would support a postponement of the cuts without any offsetting savings.
“I’ll take any kind of postponement I can get,” Bishop said, worried about the defense workers in his Utah district. “I feel for my constituents who have had their salaries frozen for years.”
(Additional reporting by David Alexander, Richard Cowan, Rachelle Younglai and Kim Dixon; Editing by Fred Barbash, Eric Walsh and Peter Cooney)