President Donald Trump has asked for $5 billion in border wall funding, and House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) said Monday night on Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle” that he would like to see Congress step up and “see us get there” as swiftly as possible given the caravan crisis at the border.
But Ingraham blasted retiring Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), saying neither of them “really wanted to” fund the wall.
“We were able to get a billion-and-a-half dollars of new funding for border wall in this year’s budget. Obviously we want more,” Scalise admitted. “The president’s asked for $5 billion. I’d like to see us get there. We’ve had a number of bills to try to solve that problem.”
Trump took to Twitter last week to call for full border wall funding, writing, “Republicans and Democrats MUST come together, finally, with a major Border Security package, which will include funding for the Wall. After 40 years of talk, it is finally time for action. Fix the Border, for once and for all, NOW!”- READ MORE