Mark Meadows: President Trump, Veto this Spending Bill, Fight for the Wall

The House Freedom Caucus proposed an amendment to the proposed spending bill that would fund $5 billion in border wall funding and close asylum loopholes, ending “catch and release.”Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said on Wednesday that he will sponsor a continuing resolution (CR) that would fund the government through February 8, and kick the border wall funding fight to when Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) likely becomes the next Speaker of the House.Meadows, along with Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), have often been described as President Trump’s “pit bulls,” noting their strong will to fight for Trump’s America First agenda.The North Carolina conservative noted that the president said that he would not sign another spending bill that does not include border wall funding.Rep. Meadows charged:The president many, many, months ago said that he would not sign another funding bill unless we gave him wall funding. So what did this House do? It passed a bill to fund the Department of Defense, a short-term CR, and they said you know what, we’re going to have that fight after the midterms.Mr. Speaker, it is after the midterms and we are here with a number of my colleagues tonight to say that we’re ready to fight on behalf of all the freedom loving americans to make sure that we have secure borders and to make sure that never again do we have to worry about terrorists and drug traffickers coming across our southern borders.Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) spoke after Meadows, saying, “Securing the border is a fundamental constitutional duty of the federal government.”Congressman Paul Gosar (R-AZ), a doctor, spoke of the opioid crisis and how the lack of a border wall has only led to more American addiction and death through the opioid crisis.“A study came out earlier this year that said that the opioid crisis is deadlier than the Vietnam war in 1968,” Gosar explained. “The study said that the opioid crisis cost more than 1.7 million years of life.”Gosar said, “Securing the border is a matter of life and death.”

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