By Eric W. Dolan in the USA:
Monday, September 9, 2013 15:23 EDT
Senators who voted in favor of a military strike against Syria received an average of 83 percent more money from the defense industry between 2007 and 2012 than senators who voted against the resolution, according to an analysis by MapLight.
Senators who voted in favor of the resolution received, on average, $72,850 from defense contractors and other defense interests. Senators who voted against the resolution, on the other hand, received an average of $39,770 from the defense industry.
There were some notable exceptions to the pattern.
Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) received $86,500 from the defense industry, but voted against military action. He said the Obama Administration had “failed to present a strategy that justifies this action.”
- Senators for Syria strike took significant money from defense contractors (bizpacreview.com)
- Senators backing war in Syria are flush with defense industry cash (watchdog.org)
- McCain Tops List Of Senators Voting Yes on Syria Resolution Received 83% More Money From Defense Industry (americanfreedombybarbara.com)