Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced that any discussions regarding border wall funding will come “after the election.” This may come as a disappointment to Trump supporters, but it should not be too surprising. The GOP held Congress could have addressed this at any time in the last 2 years but declined.
“We are still in favor of the wall,” McConnell said. “We still want to get funding for the wall, but we think the best time to have that discussion is after the election.”
McConnell also told Fox News’ Brett Baier that there was no chance of a government shutdown. He also explained that even with John Kyl replacing John McCain, it would be difficult to repeal Obamacare this Congress. He indicated they may address it in the next Congress depending on what the American people vote for in the elections.
The Senate majority leader also indicated that Republicans will be running on economic issues in the midterms.
“I think the economy,” McConnell replied when asked about the GOP strategy. “I mean it’s a red-hot economy. I think the policies of this administration and Congress have made a huge difference, whether it is tax reform or regulatory relief. The country is booming.
“These are record numbers that we are producing on unemployment, on growth, that makes a huge difference in the lives of people all across our nation. And that is a result of this Republican government.
“So we think we have plenty to run on, not to mention the fact that we are transforming the courts — two Supreme Court justices, 26 new circuit judges, making a difference in the lives of every litigant in the country when they go to court.”
Here is the interview: