FLASHBACK: Democrats Supported and Paid for Border Wall on Mexican Border …With Guatemala!
Guest post by Joe Hoft
The left is insane! Democrats don’t support building a wall on the US border. They say it’s immoral.
But for some reason they support and have even paid for other international walls.
Democrats even voted to fund a wall in Mexico on its southern border with Guatemala
President Trump tweeted yesterday about the reluctance of fools or those with a political agenda to build a wall on the US border with Mexico –
Only fools, or people with a political agenda, don’t want a Wall or Steel Barrier to protect our Country from Crime, Drugs and Human Trafficking. It will happen – it always does!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 26, 2019
Again, the President is correct. Democrats do appear to have a political agenda to not build the wall along the US Southern border.
Democrats are okay with building walls on other countries’ borders, just not the US border.
The shocker is that Democrats have supported a wall on the Mexican border – with Guatemala. The Democrats in 2016 stated how proud they were to send more than $750 million to our southern friends for God knows what. A contingent of Congressmen and women, including Speaker Pelosi, visited with the Mexican President and stated [emphasis added] –
…this last Congress, in December, we appropriated $750 [million] to help the Northern Triangle countries. Some are going to say to make sure it goes out as fast as possible, but it’s $750 million dollars to address the issues – the core issues that we have. In the past, we also have appropriated money to help Mexico secure its southern border with Guatemala. And again, I think, the message here is we have got to look at it as a regional perspective. We also have been to Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, even Costa Rica with the Cubanos that are coming in largely through Laredo. So what we’re doing is – we want to look at this as a regional approach, work with Mexico and Central America to address these security issues and migration issues.”
We know Congress is more than happy to give money to Mexico and Central America. In December Paul Ryan’s Congress announced providing $10.6 billion for these countries. Unfortunately even then there was no money for a US – Mexico border wall.