The partial government shutdown is now in its fourth week. Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer are still refusing to give President Donald Trump the $5.7 billion he needs for the wall along our porous southern border. In the wake of the ongoing shutdown, the state of West Virginia just stepped up in a major way.
On Tuesday, West Virginia Delegates Carl “Robbie” Martin (R-Upshur), Patrick Martin (R-Lewis), and Caleb Hanna (R-Webster) announced their plan to introduce a bill that would divert $10 million from the state’s current $185 million surplus to help President Donald Trump build a wall along the southern U.S. border.
“West Virginians support our President and the wall,” Delegate Carl Martin said. “They’re sick of seeing Washington politicians sit on their hands while drug gangs, human traffickers and other criminals pour over our southern border. It’s time for states to stand up and do what they can to support our President in his fight to protect innocent Americans.”
Delegate Hanna announced the plan publicly during a Tuesday morning appearance on “Fox & Friends,” saying, “I believe in President Trump and the wall. For me, this is no different than sending our National Guard to the border or overseas to protect U.S. interests. We, as a state, have resources available to help make America more secure, and I believe West Virginians would want those resources used to make us safer.”
“This is about our children and our future, and we must do everything in our power to protect them,” Delegate Patrick Martin said. “Since the D.C. liberals have shown they will do anything to avoid protecting our borders, we must show we are willing to act. I hope West Virginia serves as an example to other states, it’s time for states to stand up against inaction in Washington and band together to do what’s right.”
One state is stepping up in defense of the president’s long-pushed campaign promise of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Lawmakers in West Virginia are seeking to provide millions to President Donald Trump’s proposed wall as they plan to introduce legislation that, if approved, will send state money to the federal government for the construction of the border wall.
Delegates Carl Martin, Patrick Martin, and Caleb Hanna introduced the new legislation that would divert from the state’s $185 million surplus and put $10 million toward the border wall. [Source: IJR]
Although West Virginia is not a border state, it is still in their best interest to support the construction of an impenetrable border wall between the U.S. and Mexico. Rampant illegal immigration doesn’t just effect border states. West Virginia, for example, has massive problems related to drug abuse, and the vast majority of those illegal drugs are entering our country when they are smuggled across the border by traffickers.
“We have been in contact with multiple law enforcement officers and judges about the drug epidemic, and every single one has told us 90 percent of the drugs coming to our state are coming in from Mexico,” said Patrick Martin.
State lawmakers in West Virginia plan to introduce legislation that would, if approved, appropriate state money to the federal government to help fund the construction of President Trump’s border wall.
Three Republican delegates — Carl Marti, Patrick Martin, and Caleb Hanna — announced on Tuesday they will introduce a bill that would divert $10 million from the state’s nearly $200 million surplus to the wall’s construction. [Source: Washington Examiner]
The delegates’ proposal is currently being drafted and should be formally introduced in the Legislature in the coming days. Please show them your support by sharing this post with all of your friends on social media!