Mary Ann Mendoza, mother of a fatal victim of illegal immigration, expressed optimism for the border Wall effort after her presence Friday in President Donald Trump’s veto ceremony for Congress’ bill to block the Wall.
Mendoza’s son Brandon Mendoza, a Mesa, Arizona police officer, died in 2014 after an intoxicated illegal immigrant crashed head on into his police car. Mendoza is now an activist and advisory board member of www.WeBuildTheWall.us, which is backed by Steve Bannon and others and seeks to build as much wall as possible on private land on the border. Kris Kobach, who is rumored to be a candidate for Department of Homeland Security chief, also advises the group.
“It went incredible, we were all welcomed in there with the sheriffs and White House staff and whatnot, and we couldn’t have been more proud to be part of this occasion,” Mendoza told Big League Politics after exiting the Oval Office, where President Trump made his first-ever veto.
“It was a concerted effort, the president was there, the Vice President, the Kellyanne Conway, Mercedes Schlapp,” Mendoza said.
Mendoza is not too happy with Congress.
“This is why President Trump had to veto their decision because it was not in the best interest of the American people,” Mendoza said.
But there’s no way Congress can get a 2/3 majority to override President Trump’s veto, right?
“We believe that it will be smooth sailing from here,” Mendoza said.
“If our politicians would actually look into the standing national emergencies still in place, and nobody put up a fuss about those, but they put up a fuss about the security of the United States?”
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