UPDATE: More jackassery rewarded…
Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) is proposing legislation to defund the City of Berkeley, CA after the city council this week voted this week to tell the U.S. Marine Corps to remove its recruiting station from the city’s downtown.
FOX News reported:
U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., says the City of Berkeley, Calif., no longer deserves federal money.
DeMint was angered after learning that the Berkeley City Council voted this week to tell the U.S. Marine Corps to remove its recruiting station from the city’s downtown.
“This is a slap in the face to all brave service men and women and their families,” DeMint said in a prepared statement. “The First Amendment gives the City of Berkeley the right to be idiotic, but from now on they should do it with their own money.”
“If the city can’t show respect for the Marines that have fought, bled and died for their freedom, Berkeley should not be receiving special taxpayer-funded handouts,” he added.
In the meantime, a senior Marine official tells FOX News that the Marine office in Berkeley isn’t going anywhere.
“We understand things are different there, but some people just don’t get it. This is a part of the military machine that gives them the right to do what they do, but what they are doing is extreme,” the official said.
Michelle Malkin adds that Code Pink is very proud of the citizens of Berkeley.