Republicans currently hold a majority in both the US House of Representatives and the US Senate. Only 100 days into the first term in the Republican leaders of the GOP are retreating from President Donald Trump’s popular campaign promise to build a wall along the southern border of the United States and Mexico.
They say that the spring budget, which is due April 28th, does not have the funding to include the building of the wall. The wall not being included in the budget will help everyone agree on the budget faster, and it may just be a ploy to make the Democrats in the GOP agree faster.
From Gateway Pundit:
“All of the committees, the leaderships of the House and Senate, are working together to try to finalize the rest of the FY17 [budget spending] bill,” he added. “My guess is that comes together better without the [border] supplemental,” he told The Hill. But GOP leaders may include some border spending in a separate 2017 budget for the military, Blunt suggested.
The tacit retreat comes only a few days after GOP leaders staged and lost a fight to push their own business-friendly version of an Obamacare reform, and amid GOP calls for Trump to help pass their hoped-for tax cut.
Top Democrats are hoping to wreck Trump’s presidency by blocking any funding for his key campaign promise. “The wall is a poison-pill rider,” Schumer said in an interview with Politico. “They’ll do it at their peril.”