Democrats, like Chuck Schumer are trying their hardest to shut down the Government over illegal immigration issues. During a shut down, United States soldiers would not be able to receive pay. Mattis really let Schumer have it for choosing illegal aliens over our own troops.
“It’s got a huge morale impact. I’ll just tell you — how long can you keep good people around when something like this happens, is always a question that’s got to hover around in the back of my mind,” said Mattis during a speech to Johns Hopkins University.
“I would just tell you that we do a lot of intelligence operations around the world and they cost money. Those obviously would stop,” he continued. He explained that while active duty troops would continue to report for duty, reservists would not.
“Those troops will arrive there at their armories, by the way, and told go home if there’s a government shutdown, and they will then drive a couple hundred miles back home. These again are stoic men and women, they’ll suck it up and say okay. And I would just tell you that training for almost our entire reserve force will stop and you must understand the critical importance of our reserves,” he said.
“Today’s infantrymen, they’re called infantrymen because they’re infant solders, young soldiers. They still take a year to train in order to have them ready to use the gear they have on them and make certain they have the ethical and tactical abilities to deal with the battlefield today. So it’s got a terrible impact,” said Mattis. Do you think he’s right?