McCarthy wall funding dismissal: Either a gaffe or another broken promise

Sept. 5, 2017, Fairfax, Va.–Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement blasting House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s (R-Calif.) statement that “We’ve got a lot of busy things happening here. We have to deal with Harvey, we have the debt ceiling, we have a continuing resolution, which will be just about a three-month continuing resolution. So, you will deal with the wall a little later in the year”:

“House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy knows full well that funding for the southern border wall could and should be included in a continuing resolution. That’s where all funding for the government is included. His arrogant dismissal of the importance of funding the wall demonstrates House leadership’s lack of resolve to accomplish this most basic of the President’s priorities. In January, House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell promised $12 billion to $15 billion in wall funding in the FY 2018 spending bill. In March, Ryan reiterated this promise that the funding would come in September. McCarthy’s statement is either a massive political gaffe or an affirmation that Speaker Ryan never, ever intended to keep his promise.”

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Watch Ryan and McConnell promise wall funding at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVjVom0WE4U

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