In an effort to combat Trump’s seemingly unchecked desire to satisfy his every delusional whim, a Democratic Congressman has introduced legislation aimed at preventing the President from unilaterally ordering his widely derided “military parade” idea from coming to fruition.
Rep. Marc Veasey (D-TX) introduced the PARADE Act today, which stands for “Preventing Allocation of Resources for Absurd Defense Expenditures.”
Democratic Rep. Marc Veasey introduced the PARADE Act today: Preventing Allocation of Resources for Absurd Defense Expenditures. pic.twitter.com/5ZjqdIavb1
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) February 8, 2018
The move comes after a demand by the President to the Pentagon in which he asked top brass to explore a “celebration” of the armed forces. Trump reportedly became interested in the idea after witnessing a Bastille Day military parade in France last summer.
Per a spokesman for the Department of Defense, the agency is “aware of the request” and is in the process of “determining specific details.”
The request was met with swift backlash by those on both sides of the aisle as wasteful, unnecessary, braggadocios, and un-American.
“I don’t want to be Russia or North Korea, I don’t want to be a totalitarian state, and this is straight from their playbook,” said Washington, D.C. council member Mary M. Cheh (D-Ward 3).
The DC government will open on time today.
DC Public Schools will open on time today.
Sadly, the Giant Tank Parade is cancelled. Permanently. pic.twitter.com/mQmElqs3Tt
— Council of DC (@councilofdc) February 7, 2018
Trump, for his part, sought five deferments to dodge the Vietnam War, which makes his obsession with the military all the more ironic. Perhaps he should have considered going overseas to serve this country if he wanted to see a procession of armored vehicles so badly.