Harry Reid: 7 Marines Died Because of Sequestration

Seven Marines would still be alive today if it weren’t for the GOP holding America hostage with the sequestration cuts. At least, that’s what Harry Reid thinks. Anything bad that happens now can be blamed on sequestration, which everyone knows was Obama’s idea to begin with.

The FAA said it would be shutting down over 200 air traffic control towers, which Harrison Ford noted would cause lots of accidents to happen. ICE has had to let criminal illegal aliens go free. The TSA has warned that there would be long wait times at the airports. Homeland Security’s secretary Janet Napolitano has issued dire predictions about possible terrorist attacks because of our now-vulnerable borders. And all these things are because of sequestration.

And now, seven Marines have died in a live-fire training exercise in Hawthorne, Nevada. The Marines were killed when a mortar round unexpectedly exploded. The cause of the accident is still under investigation, but if you ask Harry Reid, it’s sequestration’s fault. Here’s what he said:

“Mr. President, it’s very important we continue training our military, so important. But one of the things in sequester is we cut back in training and maintenance. That’s the way sequester was written. Now, the bill that’s on the floor, we hope to pass today helps that a little bit. At least in the next six months, it allows the military some degree of ability to move things around a little bit. Flexibility, we call it, and that’s good. But we have to be very vigilant. This sequester should go away. We have cut already huge amounts of money in deficit reduction. It’s just not appropriate, Mr. President, that our military can’t train and do the maintenance necessary. These men and women, our Marines were training there in Hawthorne. And with this sequester, it’s going to cut back this stuff. I just hope everyone understands the sacrifices made by our military. They are significant, being away from home, away from families, away from their country.”

 So, let’s not just mourn the deaths of these Marines and the losses their families are facing. Let’s politicize this in the same way they politicized Sandy Hook. If it weren’t for the evil gun lobby, Sandy Hook would’ve never been able to happen. If it weren’t for the GOP refusing to work together with the President on budget cuts and taxes, this horrible tragedy in Nevada would’ve never occurred.

The Marine Corps isn’t going along with Reid’s game, saying that this accident had nothing to do with budget cuts. One Marine Corps official noted that this is “nothing but pure political posturing on the backs of these dead Marines.” There is no level to which these Democrats won’t stoop to push their agenda.