Rising GOP star Mia Love proposed ending foreign military financing


Z. Byron Wolf of ABC News reports:

Mia Love is a rising star in the Republican Party and gave a rousing speech at the Republican National Convention last month.

But the first-time congressional candidate and African-American Mormon also has a budget proposal at odds with most of her party.

In a printed proposal obtained by ABCNews that features Love’s picture and touts “Mia’s initial plan to cut spending and get America back on track,” she lists a proposal to “End foreign military financing,” an act that would save $5.4 billion, according to the CATO institute, a libertarian think tank.

The proposal, which is not featured on Love’s website, doesn’t elaborate and Love’s campaign did not respond to a request  for more specifics, but there is a program run through the Department of State called Foreign Military Financing that has spent about $5.4 billion each year.

The catch that puts Love at odds with other Republicans? About $3 billion of that money goes to Israel, according to the State Department’s website.

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