Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell Stick It to Trump – Will Not Fund Border Wall in September Funding Bill
Never-Trump Republican leaders Speaker Paul Ryan and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters this week they will not fund the Trump Border Wall in the upcoming spending bill.
Ryan and McConnell passed a record $1.3 trillion spending bill in March.
The spending bill funded Planned Parenthood and sanctuary cities but NOT the Trump border wall.
And now the Republican Party leaders are going to stick it to President Trump and his voters once again.
They’re not going to fund the border wall in September.
The Daily Caller reported:
During a radio interview with WHAS on Friday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the wall on the U.S.-Mexico border will likely not make it into the next funding legislation, which must be passed by the end of September in order to avoid another government shutdown.
When directly asked if the funding of the border wall would have to wait until after midterm elections, the Republican senator replied “probably,” noting that it is “something [Democrats and Republicans] do have a disagreement on.”
“But most of the government will be covered and then at the end of the year, if we can’t reach an agreement on that, we’ll do what’s called a ‘continuing resolution’ for that little portion of the government spending that’s left unpassed in individual bills,” McConnell added. (RELATED: Trump Wants Senate To Go ‘Nuclear’ To Pass Border Wall Funding)
McConnell and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan met with Trump on Wednesday to discuss the funding legislation. The following day, Ryan also indicated the wall funding looked unlikely to be included in the current legislation.