Pence Calls on Congress to Support Border Wall

Mar 5, 2019

Vice President Mike Pence is calling on the Senate not to reject President Donald Trump's emergency declaration freeing up money to build a wall on the southern border.

Credit AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin

Pence spoke Tuesday to the board of directors of the National Association of Manufacturers during a meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona.

The vice president urged business leaders to call on Congress to "stand up for border security and put the safety and security and wellbeing of America first."

The Democratic-led House voted recently to upend Trump's emergency declaration. Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell acknowledged Monday that there are enough votes in the Senate to follow suit, though he said Trump will veto it and his veto will likely be sustained.