President Trump cited a news report on Tuesday of a higher murder rate in Mexico than previously reported to declare the need for a border wall and protect citizens. He also used it as further evidence to threaten a shut down the government if Congress fails to meet his demands for border-wall funding and other immigration measures.
Trump Tweeted, “One of the reasons we need Great Border Security is that Mexico’s murder rate in 2017 increased by 27% to 31,174 people killed, a record! The Democrats want Open Borders. I want Maximum Border Security and respect for ICE and our great Law Enforcement Professionals! @FoxNews”
Lawlessness is nothing new to the U.S./Mexican border region, but the violence in Mexico has grown, as well as terrorist dangers. Border security is needed now more than ever to protect Americans in their own neighborhoods.
Texans and all Americans are tired of cowardly Republicans and RINOs who represent their lobbyists interests, and not the people who elected them. Cong. Paul Ryan and Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell are slow-walking congressional funding support for the Border Wall!
The GOP has control of the White House and Congress and the soon the Supreme Court because the conservative grassroots rose up in rebellion against Obama, socialism, and identity politics. Republicans in Congress have failed to repeal ObamaCare, and to fully fund the Wall once before while they increased federal spending. This will be their 3rd strike if they fail.
Build the Wall! Stop excusing and rewarding illegal immigration, and stop endangering Americans.