Trump administration accused of moving military assets to Georgia to influence special election
President Donald J. Trump visits approximately 200 National Guard troops Saturday, Aug, 29, 2020, at Cougar Stadium in Lake Charles, La., during his visit to view damage caused by Hurricane Laura. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

The Trump administration is moving to relocate Air Force C-130 aircraft to Savannah, Georgia, in a move that House Democrats are claiming was taken without congressional approval — and appears calculated to give the state's Republican senators an artificial job creation accomplishment to boost them in the upcoming runoff elections.


House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA) is demanding the administration provide answers on the timing and rationale for the decision.

The runoffs between Republican Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, and Democratic challengers Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock, will decide control of the Senate.