A growing number of Congressional Republicans are voicing opposition to paying for Donald Trump’s wall along the Mexican border. Congress may not be able to fund the wall because many members of Congress don’t want to give Trump the money.
CNN reported, “A growing number of congressional Republicans are objecting to the cost and viability of a proposal that was a rallying cry for the billionaire businessman during his insurgent campaign. Interviews with more than a dozen GOP lawmakers across the ideological spectrum suggest Trump could have a difficult time getting funding for his plan approved by Congress. Many bluntly told CNN they’d likely vote against any Trump plan that is not fully offset with spending cuts, while others questioned whether Trump’s vision would adequately resolve the problems at the border.”
The fact that Congress is raising opposition to paying for the wall is not a surprise to anyone who has been backing attention. Less than a week after Trump won the election in November 2016, House Republican leadership announced opposition to paying for Trump’s wall.
Congress is also not going to pass an import tax on Mexico to fund the wall. So if Congress won’t appropriate the funds or tax Mexico to pay for it, the wall is in big trouble.
Trump’s dream wall could find itself lost in the same place where ideas both good and bad have gone to die for almost a decade. Congressional Republican dysfunction could kill the wall.
With each passing day, it is looking more and more likely that Trump isn’t going to build a wall, and Mexico isn’t going to pay for it.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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