Norton Says a Military Parade In D.C. Would Shut Down The Nation’s Capital And Waste Taxpayer Dollars To Feed The President’s Ego

Norton Says a Military Parade in D.C. Would Shut Down the Nation’s Capital and Waste Taxpayer Dollars to Feed the President’s Ego

Feb 7, 2018

Press Release

Norton Would Seek Federal Funds to Avoid Costs to D.C.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today released a statement regarding President Trump’s reported directive for a military parade in the District of Columbia.  Each year, Norton secures a federal payment to the District to cover emergency planning and security costs of large-scale events and demonstrations, including the presidential inauguration.
“President’s Trump’s desire to spend millions of taxpayer dollars on a military parade in the style of authoritarian leaders he admires would feed his ego and perhaps his base, rather than …

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