WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (AL-03), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, invited Secretary of the Air Force, Frank Kendall, U.S. Space Command Commander, General James Dickinson, and Space Force Chief of Space Operations, General Chance Saltzman, to testify to the House Armed Services Committee on President Biden’s politically-motivated decision to locate the headquarters for U.S. Space Command (USSPACECOM) in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
“In May, I opened a Congressional investigation into the Biden administration’s shameful delay to finalize a permanent basing decision for U.S. Space Command. When the Secretary of the Air Force finally made a decision, he upheld his predecessors’ decision to base U.S. Space Command in Huntsville, Alabama.
President Biden then usurped the Air Force Secretary’s authority and named Colorado Springs the permanent basing site for U.S. Space Command in order to improve his political standing for next year’s re-election.
“I have invited Secretary Kendall, General Dickinson, and General Saltzman to testify to the House Armed Services Committee in a public hearing. We’ll get answers on President Biden’s political manipulation of the selection process.”