April 11, 2017
McSally fights Trump wall...
no big surprise here
~~~ /// ~~~ Breitbart -- April 10, 2017
GOP Leaders Dropping Border Wall Funds, Says Report
House Democrats, along with a few House Republicans, are working around-the-clock to make sure funding for the estimated $12 billion border wall is not factored into the GOP budget, according to a report by The Hill. [...]
Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX) and Rep. Martha McSally (R-AZ) are the two Republican lawmakers teaming with Democrats to stop the funding of the border wall, despite both representing districts that share a border with Mexico.
“We recognize the need for robust border security and infrastructure to ensure public safety and increase cross border commerce,” Hurd and McSally wrote to the Trump administration in a letter, according to The Hill. “We also have an obligation to be good stewards of taxpayer dollars.”
Glenn Spencer -- April 11, 2017
Martha McSally --- In Congress to keep our borders open
Where was Rep. McSally's stewardship of taxpayer dollars when Customs and Border Protection spent $148 million on eight useless camera towers in and near the Coronado National Monument?
These camera towers, now nearing completion, were given a building permit by the Park Service after the election of Donald Trump --- who promised to build a border wall. Actual construction of the towers was begun after President Trump's executive order calling for the wall to be impassable. So, we paid $148 million to catch people who get past an impassable wall. Shouldn't we have waited to see if such a wall was actually built?
Using a drone, I took a close look at three of the eight towers that sit from two to three miles north of the border. They are surrounded by deep washes and arroyos filled with oak trees. And, despite advertisements by the company awarded the contract for the towers that its cameras can see through foliage, any reasonable person viewing my YouTube report would scoff at these claims. These cameras are essentially blind to people who cross the border illegally and who wish not to be seen as they head north.
There was a much better, cheaper way to do the job those camera towers were supposed to do --- but my attempts over the past two years to explain it to Rep. McSally fell on deaf ears.
I said that McSally, Chairwoman of the Border and Maritime Security Subcommittee, is a resident of the Congressional Open-Border Swamp.
Rep. McSally was blind to the waste of $148 million and opposes Trump's 'wall' because she was placed in congress to keep our borders open.