Nuke Parts Plant Paves the Road to Congress

By NADIA PFLAUM

To look at these two men side-by-side, it would be hard to imagine that U.S. Rep Emanuel Cleaver and Jacob Turk, the Republican who hopes to be Cleaver’s congressional opponent after the August 5 primary, could possibly have much in common. Turk is for the war in Iraq, anti-abortion, and advocates building a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico. As for Cleaver … well, he backed Hillary.

But despite obvious differences, Cleaver and Turk do share one portion of their biographies: Both worked at the Bendix plant, now known as the Kansas City Plant run by Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies, which makes non-nuclear parts for nuclear weapons under a contract with the National Nuclear Security Administration.

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