Luján: Trump’s Reported Interference in Selection of Space Command HQ Calls Screening Process into Question
Nambé, N.M. – U.S. Senator Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) issued the following statement after reports surfaced that President Trump selected the site of U.S. Space Command headquarters based on political considerations.
“When the Trump administration announced its criteria for the new home of U.S. Space Command, it promised a ‘comprehensive and transparent’ screening process. Reports that President Trump overturned the military’s decision call into question the integrity of the entire process. Congress should immediately initiate an investigation into this decision, and I intend to bring this issue up with the incoming administration,” said Luján. “New Mexico offered an unparalleled package: a vibrant space industry, key military installations, two National Labs, protected airspace, and a highly-qualified workforce. The Air Force owes the residents of Albuquerque and other finalist cities a full and detailed accounting of how it reached its decision.”