Is A Sitting Member Of Congress Really This Naive?
Of course not!
The Republican Representative from Michigan who often gives Trump a hard time knows darn well that in order for the President to pull off his promised “economic miracle” he’ll have to significantly increase — not decrease — arms sales to overseas allies. And that’ll invariably involve turning a blind eye to a lot of unsavory doings. (Of course Amash is also currently running for reelection, as are all Members of the House.)
As we’ve mentioned before, bolstering the “military industrial complex” is the easiest way to increase U.S. manufacturing jobs — far easier than talking corporations into moving a few hundred production jobs back to the U.S. here and there — because for reasons of national security, defense contractors have not been able to outsource much overseas. Arms are the most reliably “made in the U.S.A.” of any product this country produces.