Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas) has long been a staunch supporter of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the poster child for excessive and wasteful defense spending.
The plane’s manufacturer, Lockheed-Martin, is also Cornyn’s largest campaign donor.
According to OpenSecrets.org, Lockheed Martin contributed $91,200 over the last five years to Cornyn’s campaign fund – $25,000 more than the next highest donor.
What’s more, the planes are manufactured in Fort Worth, Texas.
Politico reported Sunday that current F-35 development is $163 billion over budget, “seven years behind schedule, and will cost taxpayers about twice as much as sending a man to the moon.”