Colorado Gov. Jared Polis (D) along with a bipartisan group of state leaders has joined an attempt to reverse a Trump administration decision to move U.S. Space Command headquarters from Colorado Springs to Alabama.
Polis – along with Lt. Gov. Dianne Primavera (D), Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers (R), and more than a dozen state legislators – urged Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin to review the decision before moving forward, Polis’s office said Thursday.
The politicians “respectfully request that you pause the move” of the command responsible for America’s military space forces so that Austin “may conduct a thorough review of the previous administration’s last-minute decision” to move it from Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs to Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville.
“Without a review, this hasty decision will undermine our country’s ability to respond to national security threats in space. We have concerns about the transparency, impartiality, and bias of the process that the previous administration used when coming to a final decision that should be addressed prior to any final decision on permanent basing,” they write in Feb. 1 letter.
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