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AG wants investigation of SPACECOM general’s financial ties

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall is pressing for a thorough examination of the U.S. Space Command headquarters basing decision

Getting Marshall’s attention are revelations that commanding Gen. James Dickinson made a significant personal property purchase near the location ultimately selected by President Joe Biden under his counsel. 

The $1.5 million acquisition of a 20-acre ranch in April 2023, Marshall said, was kept from key stakeholders involved in the decision-making process. He submitted a letter to the U.S. Department of Defense’s Inspector General, demanding an investigation into the sudden reversal. 

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“Since taking office, this president has targeted red states for daring to resist his radical progressive agenda. But when it comes to national security, politics must take a backseat,” Marshall said today.

He urged the Inspector General to delve into the “oddly timed investment” by Dickinson, saying, “I will continue to use the unique power of my office to hold President Biden accountable and demand transparency into this politically motivated charade.”

Marshall referenced a conversation between Dickinson and Alabama’s congressional delegation in June, in which he reassured the members that Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville was earmarked for the headquarters site. 

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“As the Government Accountability Office found, the Huntsville location was the highest scoring location at every stage of the decision-making process. It is unknown how General Dickinson’s ‘fundamental changes’ affected the scoring process or how much taxpayer money was spent to implement these changes during the decision-making process,” Marshall wrote in the letter.

“Other improper factors may have influenced the decision as well. Multiple government officials reported that the White House would not move Space Command’s headquarters to Alabama because of partisan concerns about the state’s abortion law. The White House denied that claim but did not provide any evidence to substantiate the denial.”

Grayson Everett is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @Grayson270

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