Progressive Democrats Are Promising To Cut The Pentagon Budget By As Much As 20% If They Sweep The Elections In Two Weeks

USA World A ‘Big Fight Coming’ over Defense Budget if Dems Sweep Election, Lawmaker Says 

The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee says he opposes proposals by progressive Democrats to cut the Pentagon budget by as much as 20% if that party takes the House, Senate and White House on Election Day. 
Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., said he is “open to debate” on the subject of Defense Department funding but favors a flat budget or slight reductions over massive cuts designed to shift money to other federal programs. 
Smith said the Democrats need a strategy that upholds national security to justify any reductions in defense spending. “It can’t just be, ‘Well, I’d like to spend the money elsewhere,'” Smith told reporters during a virtual meeting Wednesday. “I want a conversation about what’s the strategy, what’s the plan, going forward. And yeah, I see a big fight coming.” 
WNU Editor: If the Democrats sweep the election credit for it (and the power that will come with it) will go to the progressive wing of the party. This proposed 20% will happen, regardless on the domestic and geopolitical impact that it will have, or opposition from Democrat’s like Rep. Adam Smith.