May 01 2007

Shelby comments on Bush Veto

U. S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL), today made the following statement in regards to President Bush’s veto of the fiscal year 2007 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill.

“I welcome the veto.  I voted against the Supplemental for the same reason President Bush is going to veto it – it ties vital military funding for our armed forces to an arbitrary date of withdrawal,” said Senator Shelby.  “Our servicemembers need the time to succeed and the support of the people who sent them into this war, not partisan politics.  Our troops have not been defeated on the battlefield, so why should we surrender?  This war is a test of wills and we must give our armed forces the opportunity to win.”