Kirsters Baish| Here come the fireworks. Anti-Trump Republicans House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters this week that they would not be funding President Donald Trump’s Border Wall in September’s upcoming spending bill.
It was in March of this year that Ryan and McConnell passed a massive $1.3 trillion spending bill, which funded liberal abortion clinic Planned Parenthood as well as illegal immigrant sanctuary cities… but they will not be funding the Border Wall, which is intended to protect American citizens. Now, the two Republican lawmakers are getting ready to start a war with the President by denying funding for the much anticipated border wall this coming September.
It was reported by the Daily Caller that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell sat down for a radio interview with WHAS this past Friday, during which he explained that the United States Border Wall between the southern border of the country and Mexico will most likely not make it past the next bout of funding legislation. These pieces of legislation must be passed before September is over, otherwise we face another government shutdown.
McConnell was questioned if funding of Trump’s border wall would be forced to wait until midterm elections were over and done with, he answered, “probably,” noting that it is “something [Democrats and Republicans] do have a disagreement on.”
He went on, “But most of the government will be covered and then at the end of the year, if we can’t reach an agreement on that, we’ll do what’s called a ‘continuing resolution’ for that little portion of the government spending that’s left unpassed in individual bills.”
Both Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan met with the President this past Wednesday in order to talk about the funding legislation. The day after, House Speaker Ryan seemed to indicate that funding for the wall wold not likely be included in the legislation as it sits now. This means that it will have to wait until after the quickly approaching September 30th deadline.
Paul Ryan stated, “The president’s willing to be patient to make sure that we get what we need so we can that done.” He also explained that funding for the wall is “not a question of if, it’s a question of when.”
The Hill writes:
Congress has until Sept. 30 to pass funding legislation and avoid its third shutdown of the year.
But Trump’s demand for border wall funding has loomed over the negotiations for months, and has emerged as a key division between the House and Senate.
The Senate Appropriations Committee approved a bill that would provide $1.6 billion for border barriers. Meanwhile, the House Appropriations Committee would give $5 billion.
Democrats, whose support is needed in the Senate, have dismissed the larger figure as a “non-starter.”
Never-Trump Republicans like Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell continue to make it hard for the President to protect Americans. During his 2016 presidential campaign, one of Trump’s biggest platforms, which Americans strongly supported, was the idea of the border wall. It’s time to finally see this idea come to fruition.