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VP Mike Pence with Mark Levin: Trump Promised a Wall, Border Security—‘He’s Going to Keep That Promise’

Michael Morris
By Michael Morris | January 16, 2019 | 11:07 AM EST

Vice President Mike Pence (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) and nationally syndicated radio host, TV host, author and American lawyer Mark Levin (Screenshot)

Speaking on “The Mark Levin Show,” hosted by nationally syndicated radio host and American lawyer Mark Levin, Vice President of the United States Mike Pence discussed President Donald Trump’s promise to build a wall and end the crisis at the southern border, Pence saying about Trump, “He’s going to keep that promise.”

“[I]f you could define the last two years, it would explain why this president is standing so strong on building a wall, having a barrier at our southern border, ending this crisis of humanitarian and security proportions on our southern border and dealing with illegal immigration,” stated Vice President Mike Pence. “And that’s because he made a promise to the American people that he’d do it. I mean, whether it was moving the embassy to Jerusalem, whether it be cutting taxes, whether it be rebuilding our military, appointing conservatives to our courts, you talk about it every day, but this president promised it; he’s going to keep that promise.”

Vice President Mike Pence’s remarks came on Tuesday as the federal government remains in partial shutdown, Democratic Party leader Nancy Pelosi saying back in December that she refuses to support “some degree of funding for the wall” even if negotiations included “a permanent, bona fide solution on DACA,” calling the president’s long-promised border wall “immoral, ineffective, expensive,” according to CNSNews.com. Trump has repeatedly asked Congress to appropriate $5.7 billion in funding for the wall, but Congress has so far refused.

Below is a transcript of Vice President Mike Pence and Mark Levin’s comments from Tuesday night’s show:

Mark Levin: “Vice President Mike Pence, it’s an honor. How are you, sir?”

Vice President Mike Pence: “Mark, it’s great to be back on the program.

“I’m well. We’re in the fight. President Trump is standing strong for border security. We couldn’t be more grateful for your support.”

Levin: “Well, I tell you what, this has been an issue that’s been important to me and my audience for decades, and we’ve had promise after promise from Republican presidents, Democrat presidents, Republican Congresses, Democrat Congresses. They vote in 2006 to authorize it. Then they say they want billions and billions for the wall. Then the president of the United States says, ‘Okay, I want a physical barrier. I want a wall, a steel wall’—whatever. And look at this, we’re loggerheads. How do you explain this?”

VP Pence: “Well, first thing, and I’ll explain it in a positive light, we’ve got a saying around here, ‘Promises made; promises kept.’ I mean, if you could define the last two years, it would explain why this president is standing so strong on building a wall, having a barrier at our southern border, ending this crisis of humanitarian and security proportions on our southern border and dealing with illegal immigration. And that’s because he made a promise to the American people that he’d do it. I mean, whether it was moving the embassy to Jerusalem, whether it be cutting taxes, whether it be rebuilding our military, appointing conservatives to our courts, you talk about it every day, but this president promised it; he’s going to keep that promise.

“And I gotta tell you, your listeners all over the country have an opportunity to make a difference right now because even though a majority of Americans now recognize there’s a crisis at our southern border – 2,000 people a day attempt to come into this country illegally on the southern border, literally bringing with them hardship, heartache. But also there are criminals. There’s violence that comes in, narcotics that flows in.

“I mean, but in the midst of all that crisis, as I sit here in my office in the White House, Democrats refuse to even sit down and negotiate. 800,000 federal employees out of work, missing paychecks, a crisis at our southern border, and Democrats refuse to even sit down at the table. The American people deserve better, and your listeners can send the word out far and wide, call their congressman, call their senator and tell them, ‘We expect you to sit down with the president and deal with the crisis at our border and achieve border security.’”

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