House Majority Head Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) just introduced a bill to fully fund the border wall promised by President Trump. In effect, this turns the 2018 midterms into a voter referendum on delivering that campaign promise. According to a Breitbart report, lame duck Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) is even hinting at a post-election border wall fight. Ostensibly, it will be over McCarthy’s “Build the Wall, Enforce the Law Act,” which includes $23.4 billion for border wall construction in addition to other enforcement measures, including “Kate’s Law.”Explained McCarthy, “The American people want us to build the wall and enforce the law. Maintaining strong borders is one of the basic responsibilities of any nation. For too long, America has failed in this responsibility.” With polls squarely in favor of a wall, Democrats may be up against it beginning November 7th.
Here’s more from Breitbart…
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy will introduce a bill this week that will fully fund President Donald Trump’s planned wall along the U.S. border with Mexico, thereby setting the midterm elections up as a referendum on immigration policy, Breitbart News has learned exclusively.
Outgoing Speaker Paul Ryan hinted at a post-election border wall funding fight on Monday.
“We intend on having a full-fledged discussion on how to complete our mission to secure the border, and yes, we will have a fight about this,” Ryan said of the wall fight that looms at a news conference on Monday.
Now Breitbart News can exclusively report exactly what is expected to happen in the lead-up to, and immediate aftermath of, the midterm election. First, McCarthy, his office confirmed to Breitbart News, will introduce a bill this week that includes the full funding for the border wall–about $23.4 billion more than what has already gone to the wall effort–as well as several other enforcement measures that have already passed the House of Representatives.