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Calling All Members Who Don’t Want to Get Nuked

Franks is the co-chairman of the Missile Defense Caucus. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Some Republican House members are looking for a few good members -- who don’t want to get nuked.  

Republican Reps. Trent Franks of Arizona and Doug Lamborn of Colorado, leaders of the Missile Defense Caucus, sent a "Dear Colleague" note with this message: “If your boss is fine with being nuked by Iran and North Korea, ignore this e-mail.”  

The lawmakers want to show House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen, R-N.J., and ranking member Peter J. Visclosky, D-Ind., there is support for missile defense programs as they begin marking up the defense funding bill for the next fiscal year.  

“At a time when rogue states appear in the headlines every week for testing and refining their nuclear and ballistic missile capabilities, it is critical for us to provide the support required to fully fund our missile defense programs,” the letter reads.  

Mike D. Rogers of Alabama, Steve Knight of California, Mo Brooks of Alabama, Don Young of Alaska, John Fleming of Louisiana and Matt Salmon of Arizona signed the letter.

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