Congress is looking into the sale of $418 million worth of U.S. weapons to Kenya that was approved Obama’s last day in office, per Breitbart.
The sale was approved by the State Department and Congress was notified on January 19.
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[The sale] would allow Kenya to buy 14 weaponized crop-duster-like planes — including two trainer planes and services, for missions against terrorist group al-Shabaab…
A handful of lawmakers, led by Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC), are questioning why the contract to produce the planes was awarded to major defense firm L3 Technologies — which has never produced such a plane — while a smaller, disabled veteran-owned company in North Carolina that already make those planes at a lower cost was not considered.
“It looks like politics,” Budd said in a phone interview with Breitbart News on Monday. “Why are they sending it to someone that’s produced zero, for twice the price? This is inappropriate.”
Republicans are not the only officials confused by the deal. Rep. Sanford Bishop, a Democrat from Georgia, will also sign a letter addressed to the Kenyan Ambassador this week, which will encourage the country to reconsider alternative options.