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Meadows Just Made A BOLD Pitch On House Floor To Fund Wall: ‘Mr. President, We’re Going To Back You Up’

Members of the House Freedom Caucus spoke on the House floor, making a pitch to fund President Trump’s border wall in a spending bill.

The Freedom Caucus gave impassioned speeches Wednesday night and laid out strategies they see as the last opportunity for the wall in President Trump’s first term of his presidency.

This comes as President Trump and the White House have backed down from a shutdown fight and Senate GOP leaders pushed funding of the government into early 2019 with a stopgap spending bill.

(Related Article: Gloves Are Off: Trump UNLOADS On Pelosi, Schumer Over Border Wall Funding In Heated Exchange)

The Freedom Caucus views this fight this week as the last opportunity in the Trump administration’s first term to get wall funding for President Trump’s planned border wall. Next year, the Democrats take over the House majority on January 3, and likely incoming Speaker Nancy Pelosi is expected to block any attempts to build the wall along the U.S. border with Mexico, according to Breitbart.

House Freedom Caucus chairman Mark Meadows ripped the Senate’s proposal as a Christmas and Valentine’s Day gift to the Democrats, and also informed everyone he would would be on the House floor to demand that Congress vote on a spending bill with border funding.

He wrote on Twitter, “Punting to Feb. 8 on a CR not only gives Democrats a Christmas present, it offers them a Valentine’s Day gift. Democrats will win, the wall will not be built, and Congress will once again have punted when we should’ve been taking a stand. The time to fight is now. Zero excuse.”

He added, “Tonight after votes, around 7:30pm, my @freedomcaucus colleagues and I will be on the House floor to demand Congress vote on a spending bill with border wall funding. We promised we would. It’s time to deliver. No more excuses.” (Video Below)

Rep. Jim Jordan tweeted, “The @freedomcaucus is on the House floor RIGHT NOW to do two simple things: -Fund $5 Billion for the border security wall -End Catch and Release The time to fight is now. #DoWhatWeSaid”

While on the House floor, Meadows closed out the House special order by saying, “I think it’s appropriate to remind the American people that there is ‘a bad case of Potomac fever’ up here in Washington D.C.”

“They forget what they promised the American people, and yet, what they must do, is not forget this time.” Meadows added, “Mr. President, we’re going to back you up if you veto this bill; we’ll be there. But, more importantly, the American people will be there. They’ll be there to support you.”

He concluded, “Lets build the wall and make sure that we do our job in Congress.”

(Video Below)
Watch Mark Meadows below: Fast forward to 5:13.

 

Members of the House Freedom Caucus speak on the House floor, making a pitch to fund a border wall in a spending bill. https://fxn.ws/2Aha2pF

Posted by Fox News on Wednesday, 19 December 2018

 

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