GOP governor attacks Congress after Trump stole $200 million earmarked for local naval shipyard
Gov. Chris Sununu (R-NH), USDA Photo by Lance Cheung

New Hampshire's Republican governor slammed Congress -- after President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency to build his border wall took money allocated for the Granite State.


The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard could potentially lose $200 million in money that Congress allocated, the Concord Monitor reported Thursday.

"The latest leader to weigh in is Gov. Chris Sununu, who criticized Congress – and not the president – for not doing their job when it comes to securing funding," the newspaper noted.

In fact, Congress did appropriate money for the projects, it was just taken by Sununu's fellow Republican.

“While we were happy to see that neither National Guard nor Military Reserve programs within New Hampshire would be affected, it was unfortunate to learn the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard may still see a reduction in their projects,” he said.

“At the end of the day, Congress should have done their job and secured the funding so that these projects should have never been in jeopardy,” Sununu argued.