What They're Saying: Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake

“Americans deserve the ability to assume that tributes for our men and women in military uniform are genuine displays of national pride, which many are, rather than taxpayer-funded DOD marketing gimmicks."

-- Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake in a report on Department of Defense sports marketing contracts for in-game patriotism events since fiscal year 2012. The report lists 50 pro teams accepting a combined $10 million of taxpayers’ money for the events. Eight MLS clubs received a combined $396,500. (Joint Oversight Report)
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