Americans should not pay for a wall along the southern border, and Wisconsin Democratic Rep. Gwen Moore is trying to force Donald Trump to keep his “Mexico will pay for it” pledge.
“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 said in an interview with CBS News.
Moore is slated to introduce legislation on Thursday, according to CBS, that would block funding for a border wall, one of President Donald Trump’s key campaign promises.
The legislation is titled the “No Taxpayer Funding for the Wall Act” and would prohibit any federal funding — including funding already appropriated — from going toward wall construction, CBS reported.
So far “more than three-dozen” Democrats have signed on as bill co-sponsors, CBS reported. Moore, however, is also eager to recruit fiscal conservatives and Republicans wary of Trump’s plans for her effort.