Your Home Flexibility Caucus will lead a special order on the floor of your house of Representatives on Wednesday night, where its members will press for funding for President Donald Trump’s prepared border wall.
The push from the Freedom Caucus, where members will offer impassioned speeches and lay out a strategy they view as the last opportunity for the wall in Trump’s first term of his presidency, comes as Trump himself and the White Home have pulled back from a shutdown fight and Senate GOP leaders are preparing to punt financing of the federal government into early 2019 with a stopgap costs expense.
The Freedom Caucus, sources with knowledge of the matter say, views this battle today as the last chance in the Trump administration’s first term to get wall financing for President Trump’s prepared border wall. Next year, the Democrats take control of your house majority on January 3, and likely incoming Speaker Nancy Pelosi is expected to obstruct any attempts to construct the wall along the U.S. border with Mexico. As such, if they are ideal by their reasoning, if Congress punts to February– as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is pitching with a continuing resolution in a method the White House seems to be backing– there will be no border wall prior to Trump faces citizens once again in November 2020.
Home Flexibility Caucus chairman Mark Meadows slammed the Senate’s proposition as a Christmas and Valentine’s Day present to the Democrats. Meadows is a North Carolina Republican and close ally of President Trump who remained in factor to consider to change now former Chief of Staff John Kelly at the White House before the president picked Mick Mulvaney as his acting chief of personnel:
Punting to Feb. 8 on a CR not only gives Democrats a Christmas present, it offers them a Valentine’s Day present. Democrats will win, the wall will not be constructed, and Congress will once again have actually punted when we must’ve been taking a stand. The time to eliminate is now. No excuse.
— Mark Meadows (@RepMarkMeadows) December 19, 2018
Sources with knowledge of the matter tell Breitbart News that the Freedom Caucus method is to change any spending costs brought up in the Home to money Trump’s border wall and close various asylum loopholes that continue to propagate the crises along the border.
Members of the Freedom Caucus are also providing their voices to the fight by means of op-eds, including one by Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) in Breitbart News, social networks posts like Meadows’ above, and on the series of floor speeches in your house on Wednesday night.
It stays to be seen what will take place in the end, but government funding for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and about a quarter of the federal government abandons Friday. An inability to get an offer in the end might hinder the fight, but Democrats are most likely to choose the short-term continuing resolution, which moneys the government at existing levels– and does not consist of border wall cash or asylum reforms– in order to kick the fight to when they manage at least one chamber of Congress. If Democrats in your house side with facility Republican politicians, they could cobble together enough votes to bypass Liberty Caucus opposition to any tidy financing measure– but Flexibility Caucus members see this as the last possibility, so they plan to combat for it anyway.
The White Home, on the other hand, has recommended it has actually found other “pots of cash” in different funds throughout the federal government that might be reprogrammed to build the wall– but it has actually not specified about what those might be. Failure to construct the wall along the border, Trump’s core project guarantee in 2016, might be ravaging to his re-election bid. It remains to be seen precisely what political effect this might have on the president as he faces citizens for the very first time since taking the White Home.