Youngest black VA legislator proposes an offer to Donald Trump for funding the border
Caleb Hanna, a 19-year-old college student, has recently made history for becoming the youngest black legislator in the United States.
Hanna confessed, during a "Fox & Friends" interview, that he was heavily inspired by Barack Obama when it comes to the determination to make a difference but stands on the opposite side of the political spectrum of the former U.S. President.
The youngster believes that President Donald Trump can really make America great again, which is why he wants to help build the wall by using a portion of Virginia's funds.
On Fox News this morning, talking about the issues that matter❗️ pic.twitter.com/3wwPsS0CcB— Caleb L. Hanna (@DelegateHanna) January 15, 2019
IN GOD WE TRUST
Hanna is a Christian conservative and believes God can play an important role in every aspect of a person's life.
He claims that God always comes first and that he looks to Him for guidance in "every policy decision" that he makes. Also, the freshman Republican supports the Second Amendment rights.
He would like to use $10 million out of Virginia's $200 million surplus and apply it to the southern border wall.
Was happy to have a visit yesterday from Andrew Gilson! My office has an open door policy, and I encourage anyone to stop by! I’m in Room 220 in the East Wing. pic.twitter.com/jSe2TisGIY— Caleb L. Hanna (@DelegateHanna) January 9, 2019
The 19-year-old says that people have the right to bear arms and that those who can stand up for themselves have the responsibility to stand up for those who can't.
Hanna, who describes himself as "very pro-life," ran a campaign from his dorm room at West Virginia State University based on the support of "God, guns and babies."
LEADING BY EXAMPLE
Hanna decided to campaign because he was not satisfied with government leadership, and promised he would try to make a difference if an opportunity presented itself.
19 year old WV delegate, Caleb Hanna, is trying to pass legislation to help with the wall. That's 10 million of WV's 200 million surplus!!!— Dot wright (@Dotwright7) January 15, 2019
FUNDING TRUMP'S PLAN
On Tuesday's "Fox & Friends," Hanna shared that he would like to use $10 million out of Virginia's $200 million surplus and apply it to the southern border wall.
This may be good news for the U.S. President, who has repeatedly claimed that it was important to build the wall as soon as possible to stop immigrants from crossing the border.
The President's administration started a partial government shutdown on December 22, 2018 after Senate failed to come to a conclusion over Trump's demand for funding regarding the wall between Mexico and the U.S.
Our elected officials have become intransigent because they know that Congress is a cash cow machine for them whether they do their job or not.— Ronke Adegoroye (@ronkecarons) January 15, 2019
How do you explain Nanci Pelosi's refusal to fund the border wall. A tiny $5.5Billion out of a gigantic $4.4Trillion budget. #MAGA
Trump is so keen on getting the money that he didn't even spend Christmas at Mar-a-Lago, where he usually travels to with his family, forcing the First Lady, Melania, to fly back to Washington.
Now, it all comes down to a head-to-head between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Trump, as Democrats refuse to give in to the President's threats just so he can fulfill a promise made during the 2016 presidential campaign.