Can this really happen under a Trump administration? Someone really needs to remind Paul Ryan that millions of people came out to vote in November, who previously cared not to vote. And they came to support “The Wall.” Planned Parenthood probably wasn’t on their list of priorities that day.
CNS News had this very wise commentary:
When Donald Trump stood in the lobby of Trump Tower on June 16, 2015 and announced he was running for president, he told all who listened to “mark” his words.
“I would do various things very quickly,” Trump said.
“I would repeal and replace the big lie, Obamacare,” he said.
“I will build a great, great wall on our southern border,” he said. “And I will have Mexico pay for that wall.
What’s the matter with Paul Ryan and the GOP?
Investment Watch reports that the GOP will fund PP, but not The Wall:
Republicans to Fund PLANNED PARENTHOOD…
— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) April 26, 2017
Establishment Republicans have underestimated the frustration and backlash that is coming their way.
Rightwing News said this.
Congress is facing a deadline to pass a new government funding bill. Trump requested $1.4 billion to fund his border wall, but Republicans have been having trouble getting Democrats to agree. So the latest Republican proposal dropped funding for the border wall, as Democrats had said they would not pass a government funding bill with it included… potentially leading to a government shutdown. Currently, the bill includes $3 billion in funding for border security, including Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Border Patrol programs, and technology and road construction along the border.
Monday night, Trump himself backed off the border wall funding, saying he would now wait until the fall, when negotiations will begin again for the 2018 budget.
Then there is the issue of defunding Planned Parenthood. Currently, there is no language included that will prohibit funding for Planned Parenthood, even though Republicans say that they want to defund Planned Parenthood, and Trump himself said he would not fund Planned Parenthood as long as they continued providing abortions.
There’s about to be a dust up in D.C. and it’s not going to be pretty. And all eyes are on Paul Ryan to see how he handles the juggling of his liberal core against the conservative outcry from the country.