U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) signed a pledge Wednesday vowing not to vote to fund the U.S. government until the southern border was secured.
Moore made the commitment along with U.S. Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas) and U.S. Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) based on the Immigration Accountability Project (IAP).
According to a post on the IAP's website, the group is urging members of Congress to force a government shutdown if the border is not secured.
"Funding the federal government's operations — or any supplemental funding bill — is contingent upon the President signing legislation that will secure the border of the United States by, among other things, requiring all illegal aliens be fully detained for the duration of the adjudication of any claim, placed into expedited removal, or returned to Mexico," the IAP stated.
In an announcement on X, Moore said, "I will not fund a woke, weaponized and wasteful government that allows dangerous criminals and child/drug traffickers to pour into our country and endanger American families."
I will not fund a woke, weaponized and wasteful government that allows dangerous criminals and child/drug traffickers to pour into our country and endanger American families.— Rep. Barry Moore (@RepBarryMoore) January 3, 2024
Today, I signed the @I_A_Project pledge to oppose funding the government until the border is secure.
Moore also slammed President Joe Biden and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) for refusing to discuss House Resolution 2 (H.R. 2), which the U.S. House passed in May 2023. Moore and many of his colleagues in both chambers consider H.R. 2 the strongest border bill in history.
"Last month alone, the United States saw the 302,000 illegal border crossings, the most in one month in our entire history — this is an invasion," said Moore. "I will not fund a woke, weaponized and wasteful government that is targeting the American people and allows dangerous criminals, child traffickers, and fentanyl traffickers to pour into our country and endanger American families."
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