Californian Liberals must be pissed. Federal money they were awarded is being revoked in order to fund the wall. Californian Governor Gavin is claiming that this is a form of retribution on Trump’s part. But this is all legal and should be done considering they failed to hold up their end of the deal.
“Making good on President Trump’s call last week for California to return billions of dollars in federal funds intended for the high-speed rail project, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced Tuesday it would cancel nearly a billion dollars in grant funds yet to be paid to the project.
The press release issued by the Department of Transportation said the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) planned to cancel $929 million in federal grant funds that have not yet to been paid towards the California high-speed rail project connecting the Los Angeles basin to the San Francisco Bay Area.
Additionally, the Department announced it was actively exploring legal options to seek the return of $2.5 billion in federal funds the FRA previously granted for the project.”
Gov Gavin Newsom announced back on Feb 12th that they decided n0t to build the whole rail as it would be too expensive. He then added that they would finish up a small part of it. In fact, he claimed he was only finishing the part they started just so that he didn’t have to return the money to Trump.
“I am not interested in sending $3.5 billion in federal funding that was allocated to this project back to Donald Trump,” Newsom said.”
Gov Newsom responded to the loss of nearly a Billion dollars.
“It’s no coincidence that the Administration’s threat comes 24 hours after California led 16 states in challenging the President’s farcical “national emergency.” The President even tied the two issues together in a tweet this morning. This is clear political retribution by President Trump, and we won’t sit idly by. This is California’s money, and we are going to fight for it.”
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Looks like Newsom is just upset that he will have to help build the wall. But considering California borders Mexico you’d think he would be happy about the support. I guess he is just another Democrat more interested in helping illegals as opposed to the Americans that voted him into office.