Remember when former President Donald Trump requested $4 billion in funding to build a wall to protect the US at the southern border? That amount seems like a pocket change now compared to the tens of billions the nation has provided Zelensky to protect the Ukrainian border. As predicted, there has been a mass influx of illegal aliens into the US and all of this was completely preventable. In fact, the nation spends more on maintaining the population of illegal migrants than it would have spent on building a border wall.
Congress decided to stop working and throw a fit over Trump’s wall at the beginning of 2019 when he requested $5.7 billion. Congress refused to work for 35 days before Trump agreed for a significantly lower budget. Then on February 15, Trump declared a national emergency over the mass influx of migrants and invoked the powers provided by the 1976 National Emergencies Act. Congress continually voted to override this ruling following a number of vetos by Trump. No one would permit the United States to protect its border.
Even members of the Republican Party mocked “Trump’s wall” as an outlandish pipe dream. It just so happens that the same Republicans who denied Trump’s wall also strongly defend the war in Ukraine. Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) said called the $5.7 billion proposal “massive, wasteful spending.” Amash argued that Trump should be impeached for his phone call with Ukraine in support of the Russian collusion hoax. “His actions reflect precisely the type of conduct the framers of the Constitution intended to remedy through the power of impeachment, and it is our duty to impeach him,” Amash stated.
Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski was against funding Trump’s 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,” said Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, a key swing vote who has already broken with Trump over his nominee for secretary of education. Yet, she traveled to Ukraine to meet with Zelesnky to ensure he would have a safe border. “Despite the incredible hardships the Ukrainian people are enduring, they continue to show there are few things more powerful than a democracy fueled by unity and hope. As I return home, I’m more thankful than ever for the blessings of our American democracy and more committed than ever to ensuring that Congress provides the assistance that Ukraine needs,” she said.
Sen. Bob Corker, Republican of Tennessee, said that Trump’s wall was not in the budget. “We have got a huge fiscal problem right now – $20.355 trillion in debt projected to add $9.7 trillion over the next 10 years. And I’m concerned that when I left the retreat last week, there are so many things that people were talking about spending money on and at the same time, lowering the amount of revenue. And it’s a recipe for disaster,” Corker stated. Yet going as far back as 2014, Corker supported funding Ukraine against Russia and even introduced “the Corker legislation” to increase aid to Ukraine and sanction Russia.
The list of examples are endless. Neocons are on both sides of the aisle. They do not care about America or national security. They did everything in their power to undermine Trump’s attempt to secure the border, and now the US is overrun with too many illegals to track.