Does Obama Delegate Doug Jones Favor Cutting the Navy's LCS Fleet Built in Mobile?

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Obama presidency was often a frightening time for Alabama’s defense companies and military installations.

In his 2017 defense budget proposal, President Barack Obama wanted to cut the total number of Littoral Combat Ships in the Navy from 50 down to 42. Austal USA Shipyard near downtown Mobile is one of only two sites in the nation that builds the Littoral Combat Ships. According to a report by al.com, President Obama’s proposed cuts to the Littoral Combat Ships fleet would have put “thousands of jobs in Mobile at risk.”

“President Obama’s hollowing out of the military put thousands of Alabama jobs at risk and hampered the ability of the U.S. military to respond with maximum effectiveness to threats around the globe,” Judge Roy Moore remarked on Tuesday.

“Doug Jones, a proud delegate for Obama in 2012, as a senator would be a disaster for Alabama’s defense industry and the U.S. military," Moore Campaign Chairman Bill Armistead said. “Doug refuses to say how he will support the military and American interests around the globe, yet he is proud to admit that he will stand with Planned Parenthood. Doug Jones has his priorities upside down and he can’t be trusted on national security.”

“A West Point graduate and a Vietnam veteran, Judge Moore will fully support the Littoral Combat Ships fleet built in Mobile and he will protect the 117,000 Alabama jobs associated with the defense industry,” Armistead continued.

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