Kirsters Baish| As we near the end of the third week of the partial government shutdown, the issue of funding President Donald Trump’s border wall remains unresolved… and left’s hypocrisy in the whole matter is truly coming to light.
In February 2016, Vice News reported that then-President Barack Obama helped the Middle Eastern country of Jordan with its construction of a border barrier to the tune of half a billion dollars.
Jordan wanted the wall to “stem the flow of refugees and also wall off the increasingly important (military) American base from the disintegration of Syria and Iraq,” the website reported.
In March of 2018, Breitbart News wrote, “The 2018 omnibus provides just enough funds to build 33 miles of fencing on the Texas border — but it also provides $500 million to help Jordan build a wall and defense line against jihad terrorists trying to cross its 287-mile border with Iraq and Syria.
The omnibus budget says on page 394:
SEC. 9011. Up to $500,000,000 of funds appropriated by this Act for the Defense Security Cooperation Agency in ‘‘Operation and Maintenance, Defense-Wide’’ may be used to provide assistance to the Government of Jordan to support the armed forces of Jordan and to enhance security along its borders.”
In 2008, when the project began, it was only estimated to cost around $20 million.
at the time, the plan was “to erect a set of surveillance towers along a 30-mile (50 km) stretch of the border with Syria,” as reported by Vice News.
The cost only grew from there, just as the cost and amount of funding given by the United States.
In 2016, Vice News wrote that “since 2013 (the project) has refocused on detecting Islamic State fighters and arms smuggling, as well as refugees, on both sides of the border. When completed later this decade, the border wall will have a camera-studded high-security fence, plus a network of ground sensors and a set of fixed and mobile surveillance towers that will be able to see and detect activity five miles away on either side of the fence.”
According to the Democrats, the US only has money to help build border walls for foreign countries, at least when a Republican is the one asking for border security.
Interesting how Democrats called the idea of a border wall, “immmoral” and “ineffective.”
It has been stated by the Border Patrol union that walls have been proven to be effective along the United States’ southern border.
Conservative Tribune also reported:
The March 2018 omnibus spending bill spells out spending authorization for up to $500 million to Jordan for its border barrier and security on page 394. That same bill only allowed for 33 miles of fencing along the Texas border with Mexico.
Both now-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Chuck Schumer, both Democrats, voted “yea” on it. They both have been outspoken critics of funding for our southern border wall, as proposed by President Donald Trump.
Every member of Congress has a constitutional duty to “provide for the common defense” of the United States. The funding of such falls under their purview.
And the American public elects and pays them.
It’s clear as day that Congressional Democrats aren’t doing their jobs. It’s time to fund a border wall to protect the United States and its’ citizens.