Fresh from his failure to repeal Obamacare, President Donald Trump might get another blow, this time to his popular campaign promise to build a border wall, as congressional Republicans could delay a decision on funding its construction.
Republican Senator Roy Blunt, on Tuesday, said that GOP leaders are hesitant to include Trump’s spending for the border wall on a funding bill due by April 28 as they try to avoid shutting down federal agencies whose funding expires on that date.
Trump hoped to begin construction of the U.S.-Mexico border with money in the funding bill, but Democrats have vowed to block any legislation that pays for the building of the massive wall.
The Gateway Pundit reports:
GOP leaders are ready to burn President Trump and remove funding for the Trump border wall in order to woo Democrats in the Senate.
Republicans hold a majority in both the US House of Representatives and US Senate.
And less than 100 days into his first term in office they are ready to drop funding for the border wall.
With the GOP struggling with its own divisions, Republican lawmakers may decide to remove the border wall money from the April 28 funding bill to avoid a confrontation with Democrats and risk a government shutdown next month.