House Conservatives Launch a Petition Drive in Support of Border Wall

By Susan Jones | January 3, 2019 | 7:20am EST
Reps. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) and Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) appeared on Fox News Wednesday night. (Photo: Screen capture/Fox News)

( - "How many more times can we say no? Nothing for the wall," presumptive House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told NBC's "Today" show in an interview that aired on Thursday.

Two House Republicans, in response, said Democrats like Pelosi are more intent on frustrating the president than they are on serving the country's best interests:

"I say, let's take the case to the American people," Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) told Fox News Wednesday night.


Appearing with Jordan, Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) said most Americans want a safer community and a secure border. He announced that Republicans have just launched a petition drive in support of the border wall:

We've opened up, where we're encouraging grass roots across the country -- just started today -- where they go in and sign a petition and say we are standing with the president, we want border security. But it's really going to be your viewers and people like them across the country that have to speak up.

The petition simply reads: "I support President Trump's plan to build the border security wall and I believe Congress should fund the wall now."

The House Freedom Fund is paying for the petition drive, hoping to "build a grassroots army that sends...a message."

"If you want to deal with the drug problem, the gang problem...and the human trafficking problem, you need a border security wall," Rep. Jordan said. "That's all we're saying. And we're only asking for $5 billion, and we were willing to come down some on that."

"We are a nation of laws, let's uphold the laws," Meadows said. "And yet, here we are, border patrol agents, you just heard it there, border patrol agents that say they need a barrier, they needed tools to do that. We need to do that.

“Listen, the president has waited two years. He campaigned on this.... he's waited two years. He said, enough is enough. Now is the time to do it. Let's make sure that we get a border wall.”

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