by Sharon Rondeau

(Dec. 21, 2018) — At 1:42 p.m. EST, four members of the House Freedom Caucus were discussing live on Facebook why they support the “border wall” President Trump wants to build along the U.S.-Mexico border and for which they voted to fund on Thursday.

A continuing resolution (CR) bill passed out of the House on Thursday night in a 217-185 vote after a number of Republicans flew back to Washington to cast their votes.

As the four congressmen — Jim Jordan, Scott Perry, Mark Meadows and Jody Hice — took turns expressing their views Friday afternoon, they said that the Senate is voting on the bill, which will determine whether or not there is a partial government shutdown beginning at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, “right now.”

The Facebook live session lasted 11 minutes and 22 seconds and was afterward available on a replay basis.

On Friday morning, President Trump urged Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to invoke the “nuclear option,” meaning a rule change to require a simple majority vote on the measure rather than the customary 60 votes in the upper chamber, in order to pass the CR, which would keep all aspects of the government open until February 8 and provide more than $5 Billion for the border wall.

Democrats have opposed the idea of a physical barrier between the U.S. and Mexico although stating that they favor “border security.”

Trump has said he will not sign a CR which does not contain funding for the wall.

Republicans will cede control of the House of Representatives in early January when the 116th Congress is seated in accordance with the results of the 2018 midterm elections.

The congressmen closed the discussion by thanking their constituents and “Merry Christmas.”


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  1. P.S. This afternoon I found an article on Israel’s wall by Canada Free Press. It is titled:
    Walls Save Lives. Israel Has Proof by Barry Shaw. Dated: December 22, 2018

    In this short article it claims “If you want security, want to stop unbridled flow of illegal immigrants, drugs, criminals, and terrorists, build that wall”.

    In this article it boasts “Since the construction of that barrier, the problem of illegal migrants was reduced by 95%”. The photo of Israel’s the wall (in this article) reveals a metal fence and a tall massive fortified wall with a watch tower.

    Moreover, this article claims “Since that wall was built not one suicide bomber, not one car bomb, and not one Palestinian gunman has killed a single Israeli in my town”.

    Indeed, this is an excellent article to send to your Congressmen, Senator, the Media and etc…

  2. In addition to installing the wall it should be patrolled, properly monitored and anyone who fraudulently enters USA and is caught/apprehended be returned to their home country and
    not allowed to apply for entry (ever).

    Perhaps Israeli could send/lend us some of their wall builders and monitors to show us how walls really do work.