FLIP FLOP: Mary Miller Attempts to Hide From Her Votes to Defund the Military

Miller pulled a John Kerry yesterday and touted her vote for new defense spending legislation after she voted with the Squad two times against funding our military

 

Taylorville, IL — Mary Miller has flip-flopped on the issue of military funding and is attempting to hide from her past votes with the Squad to defund our military and block a pay raise for our troops.

“Carpet-bagging politician Mary Miller voted with AOC and the Squad to defund our military two times. She bragged about being the only Republican from Illinois to vote that way. Miller even attacked Republicans like Rodney Davis, Mike Bost, Jim Jordan, and others who voted for the defense funding legislation in December. Now facing intense pressure for her terrible votes to defund our military, Miller is trying to have it both ways, but we won’t let her get away with it. Mary Miller is a flip-flopper who can’t be trusted.” – Aaron DeGroot, Davis campaign spokesperson

Mary Miller twice voted in September and December against defense funding legislation, known as the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which provides the Department of Defense (DOD) with the legal authority to spend taxpayer dollars in support of our military. Miller teamed up with AOC and other far-left members of the Squad in opposing the NDAA. In December, Miller bragged about being the only Republican from Illinois to vote against the NDAA and called Republicans who voted for it RINOs.

WCIA 3’s Mark Maxwell previously reported on Miller’s vote against the NDAA in December.

Just yesterday, Miller voted for defense spending legislation which appropriates taxpayer dollars for our military. Even though she voted for defense spending, the effect of her vote against the NDAA which is now law would have limited the military’s ability to spend that money, including their ability to provide pay raises for our troops.

What changed for Miller? Perhaps she realized how terrible her votes are and decided to change course, but that doesn’t change the fact that she bragged about it at the time and attacked Republicans for supporting the NDAA. Mary Miller has pulled a John Kerry and flip-flopped. She can’t be trusted to support our troops.

 

News Coverage of the Final Defense Funding Vote:

12/12/21 WCIA 3: Rep. Mary Miller blasts ‘RINOs,’ votes against pay raises for U.S. troops

12/9/21 Belleville News-Democrat: Illinois’ US Reps. Bost and Davis vote for national defense bill, Miller votes no

12/8/21 WLDS: Davis, Miller Take Opposing Views on FY22 NDAA Authorization

12/8/21 Capitol Fax’s Rich Miller: “[Mary Miller’s] caught on this one.”

 

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