'This Is Total Madness': Ingraham Says Congress Must Fund Border Wall 'Immediately'
In her "Angle" commentary on Tuesday, Laura Ingraham said it's time to build the border wall that President Trump has touted at his rallies across the country.
She said that among the nine spending bills expected to be put before Trump by the end of the month, none include funding for a border wall.
President Trump said in July that he'd be willing to shut down the government due to congressional disagreements on the wall's funding, and he doubled down on that claim last week.
"If it was up to me, I'd shut down government over border security," Trump told "Fox & Friends" co-host Pete Hegseth at a rally in Billings, Montana.
"Well, Mr. President, your inclination is right," Ingraham said. "This wall must be built."
She said that it would make more sense for Trump to talk about the need to build a border wall before the midterm elections, in order to turn out his Republican base.
Ingraham added that a border wall is a "winning issue" for Republicans.
She noted a Stimson Center report that said since the 9/11 terror attacks, $2.8 trillion has been spent on U.S. counterterrorism efforts.
In 2017 alone, Congress dedicated $175 billion to counterterrorism spending.
"So, we lay out all this money to enforce other countries' borders, but we can't afford $20 billion to enforce and fortify our own?"
She added that now is the time to talk about building a border wall.
"This is total madness," Ingraham said.
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