Republican Party Blocks the Mexican Border Wall
President Donald Trump is now facing resistance from his own party on his number one campaign pledge — erection of a border wall along Mexico, CNN reported.
When it comes down to the brass tacks, CNN reports congressional Republicans have one major problem with Trump’s wall – dollars and cents.
How, exactly, is Trump planning to pay for the estimated $12 billion to $15 billion it’ll take to build the wall?
“If you’re going to spend that kind of money, you’re going to have to show me where you’re going to get that money,” Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski told CNN. “I don’t see how you can get a bill like that through [Congress] without offsets. I don’t see how that’s possible.”
Trump has pledged that Mexico will pay for the wall one way or another, after the fact if not before.
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