Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wis.) has a plan to introduce a bill on Thursday that will keep Donald Trump from being able to used federal fund to pay for his US-Mexico border wall.
Moore spoke with CBS News on Thursday where she said that Trump’s promise to build a wall should not be something Americans have to be paying for.
“I am not in favor of the wall, but if there is a wall, then I do not want the United States of America to pay for the wall,” Moore told CBS News.
So far the bill, which was named the No Taxpayer Funding for the Wall Act, has more than three dozen Democratic co-sponsors. The plan for Moore is to gain support from a vast amount of Republicans who are concerned about the cost of the wall.
“My bill gives amazing opportunities, I think, to people like Jim Jordan to opt out of building the wall,” she said, referring to the Republican lawmaker from Ohio. “I’m trying to mobilize some interest in my bill from deficit hawks.”
Donald Trump and his administration have been considering a plan that would slash funding to the Coast Guard, Transportation Security Administration and the Federal Emergency Management Agency in order to be able to pay for his border wall, according to the Washington Post.