The Gateway Pundit is now reporting that President Trump met with 45 sheriffs who represent 35 states on Wednesday in what is billed as the largest meeting between a President and Sheriffs seen in while White House.
Then after the meeting, which was hailed as being positive, the 45 sheriffs made their way to the United States Congress in order to forward a proposed legislative action which would increase border security and immigration reform. One which includes the creation of a crowdfunding page which is set up to fund the much needed Trump Border Wall which neither the Republicans or Democrats in Congress care to get done.
Sheriff Hodgson: “But what’s really amazing Mr. President with your strength and purpose the commitment to your convictions, you’ve done more in less than two years in supporting law enforcement and dealing with this illegal immigration problem that we’ve been asking solutions on in less than two years. And again all these sheriffs and sheriffs across this nation are grateful to you for that, Mr. President. (applause)… I want to add one thing that maybe you heard about maybe you didn’t. When we were on the hill today we announced that the National Sheriff’s Association has done a crowdfunding page to raise money and mobilize citizens of this nation to get behind you, to get behind the sheriffs, to build this wall.”
Here is more on this via Gateway Pundit:
“WITHOUT BORDER SECURITY AND IMMIGRATION REFORM, MORE AMERICANS WILL CONTINUE TO BE VICTIMS OF CRIME. NOW IS THE TIME TO ACT!
100% of your tax deductible donation will go to build the wall on America’s southern border! Together we can save taxpayer money, make our communities safer and build American Pride!
Congress must act to pass legislation to secure our borders through enforcing immigration laws, tightening border security, support the replacement and upgrades to current barriers and fencing and construction of barriers along the U.S. and Mexico international boundary as requested by those areas where it is needed, suspending and/or monitoring the issuance of visas to any place where adequate vetting cannot occur, end criminal cooperation and shelter in cities, counties, and states, and have zero tolerance and increased repercussions for criminal aliens.
The failure of Congress to create legitimate and comprehensive immigration reform for more than 20 years has dramatically undermined our ability to keep our communities safe. This not only puts our law enforcement at serious risk for danger, but further puts them in an untenable situation of violating our oath and promise to enforce the law.
Further delay and inaction on immigration reform will cost more innocent lives, more financial hardships, and an even greater decline in the public trust that is essential to the preservation of our Republic.
Your donation helps us provide the resources necessary to help local law enforcement along the border take their communities’ safety into their own hands.”
— National Sheriffs' Association (@NationalSheriff) September 5, 2018
Something like his was bound to happen after Republican Congressional leaders announced last year that they shelved President Donald Trump’s request for funding with which to begin construction of his border wall.
The GOP does have its job cut out for them though considering every time there is a threat of a government shutdown, which is something we are already very used to always sparks by partisan sparring over how to best appropriate funds for the rest of the year. This particular wall project has been stalled ever since Senate Democratic leadership announced that they weren’t keen on the idea of approving funding to put toward the president’s border wall which would ensure what happened to Kate Steinle and Mollie Tibbits will never happen again to any other American Citizen or legal resident.
This Democrat move has prompted Republican leadership in Congress who is both concerned with integrating their allegiance to their party and also to the president with their allegiance to common sense and reality to reconsider whether or not they are, in fact, going to go along with Trump’s plans to get the border wall funded through Congressional appropriations.
This is a game which can cost the Republican Party in the midterm elections if their base is frustrated and decides not to get out and vote.