Barack Obama’s final days as president were spent flexing his muscle over his favorite pet projects. One of those projects has Republican lawmakers requesting a probe after the Obama Administration approved a $418 million arm sale to Kenya on his last day in office.
Congressman Ted Budd (R-NC) is leading the charge to have this investigated. He wants to know why disabled-veteran-owned IOMAX USA Inc. wasn’t awarded this contract. They specialize in these sort of planes and can manufacture them for half the cost.
It really appears this is political and perhaps shady in nature. Georgia Democrat Sanford Bishop joined these Republicans by sending a letter to the Kenyan Ambassador to the United States.
“We believe Kenya would benefit by exploring its options in regard to this acquisition…We ask that the Government of Kenya take these facts, in particular the prospect of an ongoing congressional investigation of this sale, under consideration as it decides whether or not to proceed with this arms purchase,” the letter says.
Should we have expected anything less from Obama’s final days in office? He got involved in a shady arms deal that screwed over a veteran owned company. Seems like the fitting end to his presidency.
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