Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) appeared on “Sunday Morning Futures” with Maria Bartiromo to discuss his “Build the Wall, Enforce the Law Act.”
Excerpts of the interview are below, or watch online here.
On fully funding the border wall:
“This is a bill called ‘Build the Wall, Enforce the Law.’ Now remember Maria, we have fully funded the first request for the president to start building that wall and we are at $1.6 billion. This will finish the job at 25. But it’s more than just building the wall. What this is about is safe communities, our children, protecting them from fentanyl, protecting them from gang members and from human trafficking. So what the bill does is even further, it gives an advanced appropriation that fully funds the wall but more importantly it goes in to protect them. Remember, what they will do, oppose sanctuary cities. So for those states that are protecting these illegals they don’t get grants from the federal government. Or what do you think about Kate’s Law? It makes the penalties harder if somebody comes here illegally, gets deported, and enters back in here. But more importantly, it will remove the illegals who belong to gangs like MS-13.”
“We have worked through the appropriation process. In the House we had the $5 billion in it. But that has really frustrated me in the past so why don’t we advance it all. That’s why I introduced the bill. When we go back in session, we will vote on this in the House. This is what we’ll be taking up with the DHS Appropriation Bill.”
“I believe we can get this done, that’s why I introduced it, that’s why we will fight for it. And more importantly there’s another element of this bill. You know what’s happening out there in these Democrat-controlled liberal cities. They are now allowing illegals to vote, devaluing all of our votes.”