Republicans are running out of time to fund border security before Democrats take over the House, according to Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio.
“We’ve got five weeks before Nancy Pelosi takes over as Speaker of the House,” Jordan told Fox News’ “Fox & Friends” on Tuesday morning. “We had better get focused on the things that really matter.”
Jordan pointed to the weekend’s chaos at the U.S. southern border with Mexico, where members of the migrant caravan have charged and thrown rocks at immigration personnel and have had to be tear gassed.
“We’ve seen what’s happened in the last couple days,” Jordan said, calling one of the most important initiatives for the lame-duck House to achieve in its waning weeks is “building the border security wall and securing the southern border.” “And that was the biggest promise that Republicans made to voters in 2016.
“So, we had better fight for that. We had better put it on the Dec. 7 funding bill because that is again the single biggest issue that the American people elected Republicans to accomplish in 2016, and we’ve got five weeks to get it done.
“. . . The things that have happened over the last few weeks with this caravan, everyone understands that this needs to get done, so let’s get it done,” Jordan concluded.