The battle for the wall has begun — and the stakes are high, thanks to Rep. Mark Meadows.
The House Freedom Caucus Chairman and North Carolina Representative said that the next spending bill must have funding for a wall on the southern border.
If not, government shutdown will be necessary, according to Meadows.
Initially, Speaker Paul Ryan’s first spending bill under President Donald Trump’s watch, passed in May, specifically restricted any funds going to a wall.
Meadows says that won’t happen in the September bill.
House Freedom Caucus chairman Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) told Breitbart News exclusively that the next government spending bill must fund President Donald Trump’s promised border wall, or there will likely be a government shutdown.
In a phone interview on Monday morning, Meadows—the chairman of the most influential group of House conservatives in Congress, the House Freedom Caucus—said that there are enough members in Congress to hold the line against any funding bill that does not explicitly provide for the beginning of construction of President Trump’s border wall. What’s more, Meadows says, his conversations with President Trump indicate that the president is supportive of such efforts and would veto—or refuse to sign—any government funding bill that falls short of the commitments necessary to begin construction on the border wall.
“There is nothing more critical that has to be funded than funding the border wall for two reasons,” Meadows, a key ally of President Trump, said in his phone interview with Breitbart News. “One is it is a commitment that the president made to the American people and one that he intends on keeping, but the second part of that is for our national security we must secure our borders. And the American people will accept no less.”
The GOP establishment will no longer stand in the way of Trump’s agenda.
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