View of the U.-Mexico border wall in Otay Mesa, California on August 13, 2021. (Photo by SANDY HUFFAKER/AFP via Getty Images)
UPDATED 10:46 AM PT – Sunday, November 14, 2021
Five Republican senators have promised to withhold support from any Democrat spending bill if the bill doesn’t include funding for the border wall.
In a letter to their colleagues scheduled for release Monday, the five senators said they couldn’t support continuing funding for the government if the border isn’t made secure. Sens. Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) added funding proposals released by the Senate Appropriations Committee “fail to provide America’s border agents with the proper security infrastructure necessary to defend America’s southern border from continued crisis of unrestrained illegal migration.”
They made the point that Joe Biden seems unwilling to address the humanitarian and national security concerns caused by open borders.
“The failure to provide sufficient resources is a continuation of the Biden-Harris administration’s inability and unwillingness to acknowledge the humanitarian and national security risks created by its open-border policies,” wrote the senators.
The letter comes as Democrats pulled nearly $2 billion from wall funding in their omnibus spending bill for 2022.