Speaker of the House Paul Ryan just got a dose of reality. And the prescription was filled by Dr. Trump, and Ryan will get lots of refills.
Ryan now says we can rest assured: Trump promised a wall, there will be a wall. With Congress ready to back Trump on border security, the Wall is no longer a question of if, but when.
‘Is Mexico going to pay for the wall?’ There’s a lot of different ways of getting Mexico to contribute to doing this, and there are different ways of defining how exactly they pay for it. Point is, he has a promise that he made to the American people, which is to secure our border. A wall is a big part of that. We agree with that goal, and we will be working with him to finance construction of a physical barrier, including the wall, on the southern border.’
The funny thing about all this drama, as Ryan points out, is this wall was pre-approved. In actuality, Ryan voted for it about 10 years ago. So, all of this so-called controversy is just a cover up for politicians who never wanted to build the wall in the first place. As Rachel Stoltzfoos reported in the Daily Caller:
Bush signed the proposal into law in 2006, after it was passed by huge bipartisan majorities in the House and Senate. The law ordered the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to construct about 700 miles of fencing along the southern border, and authorized the addition of lights and cameras and sensors to enhance security. The law explicitly required the wall to be constructed of “at least two layers of reinforced fencing.”
Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton and Chuck Schumer are just a handful of the Democrats who approved the bill. Now they want to pretend it’s a better idea to hide criminals in sanctuary cities.
It’s all the Democrats’ fault?
Back in January of 2016, Breitbart reported of Paul Ryan,
“Ryan’s omnibus failed to provide funding for the mandatory completion of a 700-mile double-layer border fence that Congress promised the American people with the 2006 Secure Fence Act—even as Speaker Ryan constructed his own border-guarded security fence around his posh mansion in Janesville, Wisconsin.”
As we look more into the giant omnibus spending bill that Speaker Ryan rammed through Congress, here’s what we find.
The bill completely funded President Obama’s still-running 2012 executive amnesty for DREAMers. Then the bill also provided federal grants to sanctuary cities.
Recall the controversial refugee resettlement where unvetted terrorists and illegal aliens have slipped into the U.S. That program was funded.
Finally, the bill funds tax credits for illegal aliens.
To say Ryan’s omnibus bill funded an expansion of immigration levels is an understatement, as it practically invests in bringing more Muslims to America. He actually criticized the ban on Muslims.
“I do not think a Muslim ban is in our country’s interest. I don’t think it is reflective of our principles, not just as a party but as a country,” the Wisconsin Republican said at a House GOP press conference. “I think the smarter way to go in all respects is to have a security test, not a religious test.”
Ryan’s spending bill funded an expansion of Muslim migration, bringing the total number of visas for Muslim migrants this year (temporary and permanent) to about 300,000.
In an interview in November of last year with Sean Hannity, Ryan ruled out the possibility of curbing Muslim migration. For all intents and purposes, Ryan adopted Obama’s rhetoric. Contrary to current U.S. immigration law mandates, Ryan declared, that “a religious test is not appropriate” to screen foreign migrants.
Furthermore, Ryan went on to tell Hannity that considering a foreign national’s religion during the immigration process would be fundamentally un-American.
“That’s not who we are,” quipped Ryan in what eerily sounds like Obama.
And if that wasn’t enough, Ryan’s plan hurt American workers.
His omnibus also expanded a controversial low-skilled H-2B guest worker program, which immigration attorney Ian Smith has explained will disproportionately “hurt America’s most vulnerable workers.” Without providing any evidence to support his claim, Ryan sought to justify the controversial provision by declaring that American “businesses would have shut down with this” provision “because they couldn’t get the labor.” Ryan made this claim despite the fact that 92 million Americans are currently outside the labor force.
Sen. Tom Cotton declared noted this provision was a direct violation of Ryan’s pledge not to bring up major immigration legislation while President Obama was still in office. To that end, Cotton wrote:
It’s especially disappointing that the new House leadership, in fewer than two months on the job, broke its promise not to bring major immigration legislation to the floor this year. One must wonder how many other promises in the Capitol have an expiration date. But one need not wonder why our voters are in open rebellion and our presidential candidates are successfully running against Congress.
Has Ryan ever questioned a Middle-Eastern country on its immigration policy? What about Mexico? Central America? Any country in Africa?
You know the answer.
So to see Paul Ryan begin to back Trump’s play proves that he understands the new rules. Ryan remains a pansy-ass RINO, but he knows his new place.