Republicans in the Senate are fighting and scrambling to save funding for the southern border wall started under Trump.
You would think with the border overwhelmed by illegal border crossers, that all American lawmakers would want to finish the wall, but sadly that’s just not the case.
Even as new strains of coronavirus are detected and Biden shuts down travel from select countries, the southern border remains wide open.
The Hill reports:
Republicans struggle to save funding for Trump’s border wall
Senate Republicans are struggling to save funding for construction of former President Trump’s long-sought wall on the U.S.-Mexico border as Democrats press forward with plans to rescind nearly $2 billion in funding for his signature project.
Republicans in the upper chamber are pushing for the funding already allocated toward the barrier’s construction to be used to help continue progress on the project, a stalled effort that would likely take years longer and more money to complete.
Earlier this month, a group of Republicans — Sens. Mike Braun (Ind.), Ted Cruz (Texas), Mike Lee (Utah), Cynthia Lummis (Wyo.) and Marco Rubio (Fla.) — vowed in a letter not to back the annual appropriations legislation to fund the government if dollars are not set aside for the wall and implored their colleagues to do the same…
Last month, Senate Democrats outlined spending plans to rescind $1.9 billion in past border barrier funds allocated by Congress in previous years, months after President Biden called for funding for the project to end in his budget request for fiscal 2022.
The media doesn’t talk about it very much, but the border crisis is still happening.
Today I met with Texas National Guard & Texas Dept. of Public Safety leadership to discuss ongoing border security efforts.
Texas is responding in full force to crack down on fentanyl & other illegal activity impacting our communities due to Biden’s border crisis. pic.twitter.com/BkBZdBt1OT
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) November 19, 2021
As Trump has often pointed out, if we don’t have a border, we don’t have a country.