You can’t make this up: Trump’s Defense Secretary, a former Raytheon lobbyist, is taking advantage of the COVID-19 crisis to quietly lobby to make the revolving door between the Pentagon and the arms industry spin faster than ever.
Two years ago, the late Senator John McCain worked to stem this corruption with a successful amendment to slow the revolving door — which Defense Secretary Esper is trying to roll back. He's proposing to halve the ‘cooling off’ period and expand who they can lobby.
These corrupt and cozy relationships are EXACTLY how we end up with TRILLIONS spent on an unaccountable and bloated pentagon budget that takes money away from public health, education, the environment, and our communities!
That’s where we come in. That request is under review by the Senate Armed Services Committee, and your Senator is on the Committee — which makes your voice extra-powerful.
Can you ask your Senator to keep revolving door restrictions in place to help stop Pentagon corruption?