Republican Senator Ted Cruz and other GOP lawmakers introduced legislation Friday that would allocate upwards of $25 billion for the construction of a physical wall along the United States’ southern border with Mexico.
The WALL Act was introduced by Senators Ted Cruz, Jim Inhofe, John Kennedy, and Mike Rounds, and would “fully fund” the President’s signature wall by “closing existing loopholes” that provide benefits and other government subsidies to “illegal immigrants.”
“I have long called for building a wall as a necessary step in defending our border and stopping the flow of illegal immigration into our country. The overwhelming majority of Texans and Americans want to see the border secured,” Cruz said in a press release. “The WALL Act would fully fund the border wall by closing existing loopholes that provide illegal immigrants with federal benefits and tax credits, without affecting the benefits and tax credits used by Americans.”
Legislators from both parties have until the end of Friday to prevent a partial government shut-down should they fail to reach a budget agreement.
Read the full report at the Hill.
ANTIFA FAIL: DC Restaurant Confirms Cruz Returned After Attack, Finished ‘Exceptional’ Dinner
A spokesperson for the DC-area restaurant where Ted Cruz was confronted by Antifa activists Monday night confirmed the Texas Senator returned minutes after the attack; saying the lawmaker and his wife were able to “finish their exceptional meal” in silence.
The local eatery posted an official statement regarding the confrontation after video of the incident surfaced on social media, saying “Last night, protesters entered Fiola with the apparent purpose of confronting one of our guests.”
“When the situation resolved a few minutes later, our guests returned to thank the staff for their support and to finish their exceptional meal,” added the statement.
According to @fioladc chef/owner Fabio Trabocchi, @tedcruz & Heidi Cruz returned to the restaurant they were forced out of last night. After the protestors left, the Cruzes apparently came back and finished their meal in peace. pic.twitter.com/fM967Ow4Zs
— Kate Bennett (@KateBennett_DC) September 26, 2018
Cruz and his wife are the latest example of prominent Republicans to be harassed in public. Earlier this year, Rep. Maxine Waters urged her supporters to confront senior Trump officials and supporters at “gas stations” and “department stores.”
DNC CHAIR: Republicans Must 'Pay a Price’ for Kavanaugh Confirmation
Chair of the Democratic National Committee Tom Perez raised eyebrows across the country Sunday; saying Republican lawmakers must “pay a price” for confirming Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court.
Perez issued the stark warning in a fundraising email sent to supporters immediately following Kavanaugh’s confirmation; saying “Here is one thing we’ve learned from the Brett Kavanaugh fight: We can never, ever, trust congressional Republicans to stand up to Donald Trump.”
“If you’re able, make a $3 donation right now to make Republicans pay a price for Brett Kavanaugh,” writes Perez. “So it really is this simple: If we don’t want people like Brett Kavanaugh to be appointed to lifetime positions in our federal judiciary, we need to elect Democratic majorities this November.”
Perez’ comments come days after leading GOP politicians -such as Senators Ted Cruz and Rand Paul- were confronted at DC-area restaurants and airports over their support for Brett Kavanaugh; requiring many to add an extra security detail while working at the US Capitol.
Read the full report at the Washington Examiner.