Why is Rep. Mike Rogers so opposed to the prospect of a Speaker Jim Jordan? Even pledging to “work with Democrats” to stop the Trump-endorsed candidate?
In short: Rep. Rogers, the Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, is bought and paid for by the defense industry.
He was the top recipient of weapons industry contributions in the 2022 election cycle, at a hefty figure of over $440,000. Some of his top contributors include Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics, and L3Harris Technologies.
Forbes even called him the “Arms Industry’s Dream Representative.” The same industry that desperately wants aid to Ukraine to continue.
“We came away with a clear understanding of the various safeguards the U.S. government, in partnership with the Ukrainians and other nations, have put in place to ensure each article is accounted for and tracked to the frontline of the war,” he remarked.
With Republicans like this, who even needs Democrats? Well, apparently Rep. Rogers does.