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    Lawmakers Pessimistic About Trump Border Wall Funding

    Monday, May 15, 2017 12:08 PM
    By: Joe Crowe

    Republican lawmakers are not guaranteeing that President Donald Trump's U.S.-Mexico border wall plan will be funded, which calls the future of the wall into question, according to CBS News.

    The $1.1 trillion spending package, which was signed by Trump earlier in May, included $1.5 billion for border security, but only for repairs to existing border materials such as fencing, according to CBS News.

    Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) expressed surprise at the exclusion of border wall funding.

    "The way I'm certain we'll get border wall funding is if the Republican leadership is more interested in getting Republican votes than it is in getting Democratic votes," Gohmert told CBS News.

    Mick Mulvaney, the director of the Office of Management and Budget, said the time it would take to build the wall was one reason funding did not appear in the spending package. The administration "realized it was almost impossible if not impossible to actually get bricks and mortar on the ground in five months," he said.

    Mulvaney held out hope that Congress would change its opinion about funding.

    "A lot could happen in five months. Maybe we can prove to folks in both parties that we're serious about this and that the border wall is not just some campaign concept, it's real and that we're serious about securing the border," he told CBS News.

    Another Texas Republican is against the wall: Rep. Will Hurd (R-Tex.) said in the CBS News report that the wall "is just not realistic at all, and Congress will never fund such an endeavor."

    Democrats remain opposed to the wall.

    "Building a wall is not a solution. It's wasteful. It's expensive. It doesn't do much for our economy. And it's certainly not going to solve the immigration mess that we're in," Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-Calif.) said in the CBS News report.

    Other Texas Republicans still say the wall is on track.

    "I do think they'll start this year. They're not going to pay for the wall all at once," Rep. Lamar Smith (R-San Antonio) said, according to MyStatesman.com.

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    Trump's incessant proclamations about having Mexico pay for the wall during his campaign never made sense to me. But now I think that he anticipated problems with funding for the wall. Clearly this is the one thing holding things up, and Trump's campaign promise to make Mexico pay for it could be interpreted as a caution to his supporters way back when he was making his intentions clear. I think he understood that nobody really cared who payed for the wall as long as it was built. Or even more importantly, that we get control of our borders back.

    And again and again I will say it. Without the ability and will to police our interior against illegal immigration and especially hunting down and throwing out illegal immigrants already here, any special wall is going to be pointless.
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    And again and again I will say it. Without the ability and will to police our interior against illegal immigration and especially hunting down and throwing out illegal immigrants already here, any special wall is going to be pointless.
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