Embattled Democratic Senator Sides With President Trump On Wall Funding

On Wednesday, Indiana Democratic Senator Joe Donnelly who was sharply critical of Trump on taxes and healthcare and was noncommittal on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to replace retired Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, now said he supports giving President Donald Trump billions of dollars for his border wall.

Sen. Joe Donnelly also said that Trump should get much more than the $1.6 billion the Senate Appropriations Committee has been preparing to send him. He added that he does “not want under any circumstances” a shutdown. So he said Congress should “absolutely” provide the president with a larger amount of border wall funding this fall to avoid one.

“I’m fine with providing him some more. I actually voted for border wall funding three different times,” Donnelly said in an interview with Politico. “I’m fine with that. I’m fine with $3 [billion], $3.5, $4 or $5” billion this fall.

Donnelly’s announcement about border wall funding came amid a flurry of ads calling the senator out for having an immigration position that does not represent the people of Indiana, reported Politico.

On Monday, Donnelly broke with his liberal base, opposing single-payer healthcare and rejecting calls to abolish the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.


“I think that’s a terrible idea,” Donnelly said, of the demands to dismantle ICE rippling through the Democratic Party in the aftermath of the child separations crisis sparked by President’s Trump’s zero tolerance policy for families caught illegally crossing the Southern border. “It’s important that we have strong and safe, and secure borders and ICE is a part of that.”

Donnelly has fought against almost everything Trump has tried to do and now at election time all of a sudden he is willing to work with the President?

As it seems to me Donnelly is yet another Democrat candidate promising what he thinks will gain him the seat… and then of course never fulfill it. That is what Trump’s secret success is- he promised and he is keeping those promises, no matter the nasty media or the oppositions mocking.

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