It's official, the Pentagon announced it would restore funding for most of the BRAC-related construction projects Nancy Boyda and fellow Democrats cut in January.
According to the AP - via the Wichita Eagle, Boyda is still blaming Republicans for the cuts the Democrats made.
"Boyda maintains that she had nothing to do with the military construction funding not being included in earlier spending bills, saying that was left incomplete by the previous Republican majority in Congress."
If you remember correctly, in January Boyda did not so much as go to the floor of the House of Represenatives and make a statement, nor did she issue a press release decrying the cuts until AFTER Republicans took her to task for it. Then, and only then, did she say anything about it. She started her apology/blame Republicans tour.
Either Boyda didn't take the time to realize the cuts were in the bill (she's on the Armed Services Committee mind you) or she knew they were in there and ignored it. Either way, it doesn't speak well of her after Jim Ryun, Jerry Moran, Pat Roberts, Sam Brownback and Todd Tiahrt worked so hard to get the funding earmarked originally. And, it's this group of Republicans (minus Ryun) who ensured the funding was restored via the Republican Administration, no thanks to the Democrats. Also note, Boyda says she had "nothing to do with" the funding cuts. Yet, she claimed credit for them being restored which we all know she had absolutely nothing to do with. It's typical politician double speak and spin.
What's worse, is this is a trick Democrats are going to play regularly. They will fail to fund priorities that must be funded (like construction projects) to force the administration to make cuts other places and move the funding to the priorities. And Boyda is playing right along.
Boyda campaigned on showing independent leadership in Washington, yet she's marching along with the partisan liberal agenda in lock step. Will the people of the Second District take being lied to?
Dedicated to the proposition that Nancy Boyda is a one termer.