The loud-mouth Democrats just failed to block funding for Trump’s border wall under the defense bill. Yes, they failed big time! According to recent reports, House Democrats unsuccessfully tried Friday to block spending on President Trump’s biggest campaign promise, building a Border Wall, under the annual defense bill.
Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, D-N.M., pressed for a House floor vote that would have added a prohibition on any Pentagon spending to build the border wall. She did pressed at the end of the debate on the NDAA, and her move was a protest against the House GOP decision and prevent the NDAA from authorizing work on the wall.
Here’s her statement: “The only way this body can guarantee that Trump cannot use Department of Defense funds to construct the border wall is to put that prohibition in the bill explicitly,” Grisham concluded.
But Republicans quickly prevented the move, and Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, received a standing ovation for his speech that opposed Grisham and said the House needs to quickly approve the fiscal 2018 authorization bill. The National Defense Authorization Act was passed moments later, and it received a big support from the Democrats too.
Grisham also argued that Defense Secretary Mattis has the authority to shift existing money to begin construction of the wall, something that Trump promised very often during the presidential campaign.
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