The House Freedom Caucus knows what is at stake and what is going to happen if we don’t get funding for the border wall right now.
Nancy Pelosi will return to power in Washington when she grabs the speaker’s gavel from the ineffectual Paul Ryan and will end any House support for the wall.
Ryan leaves in disgrace after stabbing Trump in the back numerous times, none worse than the tax bill he sold Trump on.
To be fair to Trump the tax bill has much to like but he ran as an independent and he wanted certain middle-class breaks in it, but Ryan and the rest of the GOP resisted.
After Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell failed him on the Obamacare, Trump and the GOP needed a win so Trump made the best deal he could but without breaks for the middle class, the bill was not a political winner.
Now, Paul could have gone to work right now to try to save his legacy and really put the pressure on Chuck Schumer over the wall, but he is abdicating his responsibilities again.
So thankfully the Freedom Caucus is stepping in.
From Breitbart: The House Freedom Caucus will lead a special order on the floor of the House of Representatives on Wednesday evening, where its members will push for funding for President Donald Trump’s planned border wall.
The push from the Freedom Caucus, where members will give impassioned speeches and lay out a strategy they see as the last opportunity for the wall in Trump’s first term of his presidency, comes as Trump himself and the White House have backed down from a shutdown fight and Senate GOP leaders are planning to punt funding of the government into early 2019 with a stopgap spending bill.
The Freedom Caucus, sources with knowledge of the matter say, views this fight this week as the last opportunity in the Trump administration’s first term to get wall funding for President Trump’s planned border wall. Next year, the Democrats take over the House majority on January 3, and likely incoming Speaker Nancy Pelosi is expected to block any attempts to build the wall along the U.S. border with Mexico.
As such, if they are right by their logic, if Congress punts to February–as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is pitching with a continuing resolution in a strategy the White House seems to be backing–there will be no border wall before Trump faces voters again in November 2020.
House Freedom Caucus chairman Mark Meadows bashed the Senate’s proposal as a Christmas and Valentine’s Day gift to the Democrats. Meadows is a North Carolina Republican and close ally of President Trump who was in consideration to replace now former Chief of Staff John Kelly at the White House before the president selected Mick Mulvaney as his acting chief of staff:
Sources with knowledge of the matter tell Breitbart News that the Freedom Caucus strategy is to amend any spending bill brought up in the House to fund Trump’s border wall and close various asylum loopholes that continue to propagate the crises along the border.
Punting to Feb. 8 on a CR not only gives Democrats a Christmas present, it offers them a Valentine’s Day gift. Democrats will win, the wall will not be built, and Congress will once again have punted when we should’ve been taking a stand. The time to fight is now. Zero excuse.
— Mark Meadows (@RepMarkMeadows) December 19, 2018