Republicans Race To Secure Wall Funding

Jim Jordan (R-OH) reminded the media that the Republicans only had 5-weeks to secure funding for the border wall before Democrats gained House control.

A partial transcript is as follows: 

JEDEDIAH BILA: Jim, I want to ask you about funding for the border wall. Many people on the right [are] deeply, deeply concerned Republicans will not dig their heels in on this. There’s already been potential talk about a government shutdown. How do you see this playing out? Will Republicans be strong on this issue?

REP. JORDAN: We had better be. The most important issues are the Rosenstein issue, in my mind, the Rosenstein issue I just talked about and building the border security wall and securing the southern border. We’ve seen what’s happened in the last couple of days. That was the biggest promise that the Republicans made the voters in 2016. We had better fight for that. We had better put it in the December 7th funding bill. Again, that is the single issue that the American people elected Republicans to accomplish in 2016 and we’ve got five weeks to get it done.

BRIAN KILMEADE: But your problem is in the Senate, Mitch McConnell is indifferent about it and there’s no push to get 60 [votes].

REP. JORDAN: We’ve got to insist on it. We’ve got to push for it. That’s why they left the Department of Homeland Security bill. That’s the one bill we haven’t funded yet, the one agency we haven’t funded. Let’s put it on that bill. This is exactly what we are supposed to do. This is exactly what we told the American people we were going to do. Let’s stand firm. Let’s make the argument. The things that have happened in the last few weeks with this caravan, everyone understands this needs to get done, so let’s get it done.

  • MARX-INE WATERS CRAZY

    The Democrats are very worried that their agenda of achieving Cloward-Piven is being thwarted by PRESIDENT TRUMP! They shouldn’t be worried though, the RINOS will help them!

  • Truth-Seeker!

    Fully FUND & BUILD THE WALL….. NOW!

  • Doug

    McConnell needs to be replaced by someone with BALLS ! And we need to make sure that in 2020 no DemocRAT gets elected !

    • EMMA L. ANDERSON

      Agree

  • Ron C

    I have a question…Just because Schumer says the GOP & Trump is closing the government…WHY…does that make it true? If the democrats don’t vote for the budget, that tells me THEY closed down the government…plain & simple!
    And another thing…when the government shuts down only a few NON essential employees are laid off…and when the government does open up they get their back pay!
    So were is the loss? And why do we have NON essential employees anyways?

    • Tony Barreda

      You have a president that averages 11 lies a day, why do believe him. You have a president that filed bankruptcy 5 times telling GM how to do business. You have a president that brags about looking like Presley(hahaha) saying he knows more about climate changing than the scientist.

      • Ron C

        Your questionable rant doesn’t have a thing to do with my question!

        • Estell Newton

          The left NEVER stick to the subject. They always change it.

      • Estell Newton

        YOU LEFT WINGERS DON’T KNOW THE TRUTH AND DON’T WANT TO. APPARENTLY YOU HAVE NEVER HEARD OF REVERSE PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Teresa Nazareth

    Please fund the wall immediately to save our country from destruction.

    • Estell Newton

      If the wall isn’t funded and built we will likely have a blood bath. Those illegals don’t care who they kill. and we will fight back.

  • Estell Newton

    Fund the wall. We need it.

    • EMMA L. ANDERSON

      Absolutely

  • Teresa Nazareth

    Mr. Mitch McConnell – You need to get a majority in Congress to fund the wall immediately. Congress, know that if you’ll mess this funding by delaying, you’ll will be responsible for the blood bath that follows. The American people KNOW that President Trump single handedly has to fight the Congress, RINOS and Dems. to drag our country out of the swamp and MAGA. Don’t you’ll dare spoil this.

    • EMMA L. ANDERSON

      Agree. THIRD WORLD COUNTRY is where AMERICA is HEADING
      If aliens are allowed in
      Rule by law again!!!!
      Build that WALL

  • UwasaWahya

    Republicans always back down because they don’t have a backbone, just a yellow stripe down their backs.

  • peter

    Stop the BS! Build the entire wall now!

  • Patriot1

    More BS from Congress. They have had almost 2 years to fund the wall and have done nothing but talk, talk, talk. Same thing for the Billary Clinton investigation. Now that the end is near for Republican control of the House, now they finally want to investigate Hillary’s use of a private server and her mishandleing of classified communications. Why not wait until mid-night of your last day to control the House and then take action. All that the American people have been fed since the 1986 IRCA Amnesty is BS and more BS about securing the border and no more amnesties for illegal aliens. Well if the DIMS get their way, they will pass amnesty which will be the 8th amnesty since 1986. We need a 100 per cent change in members of congress, (both parties) and maybe we can get some citizens seated in DC that like President Trump cares about the country and the Rule of Law. I for one am sick and tired of always hearing members of both parties pushing for amnesty, but never really pushing to secure the U.S./Mexican border. TIME FOR THE DAMN WALL TO GET FUNDED AND BUILT.