Politicians outraged by Biden’s decision to change the location of the U.S. Space Command

President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence officially establish U.S. Space Command as the Defense Department’s 11th combatant command during a signing ceremony at the White House, Aug. 29, 2019.

Ike Morgan

Space Command reversal

President Biden has decided to keep Space Command at its interim home in Colorado, rather than follow through on the decision to place it at Redstone Arsenal, which Air Force leadership and studies have repeatedly determined is the preferred spot.

And Alabama leaders are not pleased, reports AL.com’s Lee Roop.

The story on Biden’s decision come from unnamed senior U.S. officials who said the head of Space Command, Gen. James Dickinson, persuaded the president to keep headquarters in Colorado.

Congressman Robert Aderholt said: “I am outraged to hear that the Secretary of the Air Force allowed politics to circumvent his, and the Department of Defense’s, own basing selection process that determined Huntsville, Alabama as the preferred location of SPACECOM. … This fight is far from over.”

”Even Congresswoman Terri Sewell, the only Democrat in Alabama’s Congressional delegation, called out the White House over the decision. She said, “The Administration’s decision to keep Space Command in Colorado bows to the whims of politics over merit. Huntsville won this selection process fair and square based on the merits.”

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