Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell may have been late to the game for promoting a budget for the border wall, but he’s been a vocal proponent of it for the last two days. His foes on the Democratic side of the Senate are making all sorts of claims about the wall – it’s a waste of money, it won’t work, and it’s a political move, among other things.
But at the end of the day, it really comes down to two questions:
- Do protective walls work? The answer to that has been demonstrated time and time again, not just in the United States but around the world. Where there are walls, fewer people are able to breach the border.
- Is it worth the cost? At this point, the answer is Yes. There way come a time in the future when a physical border wall is not the best way to go, but we’re not quite there yet.
McConnell had a short but crystal clear message for the American people and the Democrats earlier today:
“One would think that protecting the American people would be a nonpartisan issue.”
He’s absolutely right, so what’s the problem? Partisan politics.