President Trump’s plan to build a border wall along the Mexico border has been given a huge boost, as House Republicans a few hours ago, voted to approve a bill of $5 billion for the Trump wall or border wall.
This clearly now shift the battle to the Senate where things will get a bit interesting, as there is already a threat of a Government shutdown by Friday, if it fails, and Trump is fully ready for a showdown.
The vote received no Democratic support, and the bill’s prospects in the Senate are dim as Democrats have pledged to defeat the bill.
Taking to his Twitter handle as usual, Trump praised the passage, while also urging the Senate to pass the bill for the funding of the border wall, saying:
“Thank you to our GREAT Republican Members of Congress for your VOTE to fund Border Security and the Wall. The final numbers were 217-185 and many have said that the enthusiasm was greater than they have ever seen before. So proud of you all. Now on to the Senate!
Soon to be Speaker Nancy Pelosi said, last week live from the Oval Office, that the Republicans didn’t have the votes for Border Security. Today the House Republicans voted and won, 217-185. Nancy does not have to apologize. All I want is GREAT BORDER SECURITY”
Trump had earlier said this on the bill and why it must be passed:
“I’ve made my position very clear: Any measure that funds the government must include border security. It has to. Not for political purposes but for our country, for the safety of our community,”
“This is not merely my campaign promise, this is the promise every lawmaker made. It is the solemn promise to protect and defend the United States of America. And it is our sacred obligation. We have no choice.” he said.