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Conservative Republicans are trying to force a congressional vote on Berkeley City Council efforts to close the U.S. Marine Corps recruiting office in that city and provide special access for the CodePink radical antiwar group.
Rep. John Campbell of California promised to introduce the “Semper Fi Act” to rescind all federal spending for the city of Berkeley and transfer those funds to Marine Corps recruiting. Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina announced he is planning similar legislation.
The very liberal Democratic Rep. Barbara Lee, who represents Berkeley, did not endorse the City Council’s anti-Marine resolution but vowed to fight any effort cutting off funds for the city.