Sen. Cardin submits bill to ban military parades

FILE - U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md. (WBFF)

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WBFF) - U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin has introduced a budget amendment that would ban military parades, just after President Trump announced he wants to see one on the streets of D.C.

Cardin, a Democrat who represents Maryland, sent a letter asking his colleagues to ban "federal funds from being used for a military parade in the style of Russia, North Korea and China for which President Trump has asked," according to a news release sent Thursday.

Cardin said in the statement that Trump should "understand that America doesn't have to display its military might like North Korea or others who need to puff up their importance. The world understands our strength; it is demonstrated every day around the world by the brave men and women of our military."

He also said the last large-scale military parade in the U.S. cost $12 million; it happened in 1991 after the Gulf War and showcased 80 pieces of military machinery, during George H.W. Bush's administration.

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