While it is rare to find bi-partisan support for anything in politics these days, it seems some Democrats may be willing to put party aside to do what’s best for the country.
It’s being reported that Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) may support funding for President Trump’s border wall.
“Senator Manchin supports President Trump’s $5 billion border wall funding. Senator Manchin has already voted for over $40 billion in border security, to fund the wall and secure our borders,” Jonathan Kott, Sen. Manchin’s communications director, told Breitbart News.
Sen. Manchin has become the second red-state Democrat to support funding President Trump’s border wall in the September spending bill, following on Sen. Joe Donnelly. Trump has previously threatened to shut down the government before or after the 2018 midterm elections to push Congress to fund his promised border wall.
Now, given Sens. Manchin and Donnelly’s support, Trump has more leverage to push Democrats and Republican leadership to partially fund his proposed border wall.”
The debate over funding and building the border wall will be a divisive topic as the November elections inch closer.
Illegal immigration is at the forefront of everyone’s mind, from both parties.
Democrats may be pressured into voting for funding of the border wall to save their re-election chances. Hopefully this trend of Democrats reaching across the aisle will continue and America will receive the border security it desperately needs.