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Thu Jan 10, 2019, 06:14 PM

Fact-check: Did top Democrats vote for a border wall in 2006?

You can read the article at link. Since I can only post 4 paragraphs please read the link.
I've been hearing this for a while on talk radio so I finally got around to check it out.

https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2017/apr/23/mick-mulvaney/fact-check-did-top-democrats-vote-border-wall-2006/

The Secure Fence Act of 2006

Our ruling

Mulvaney said that Obama, Schumer and Clinton voted for a border wall in 2006.

They did vote for the Secure Fence Act of 2006, which authorized building a fence along about 700 miles of the border between the United States and Mexico.

Still, the fence they voted for is not as substantial as the wall Trump is proposing. Trump himself called the 2006 fence a "nothing wall."

Mulvaney’s statement is partially accurate, but ignores important context. We rate it Half True.

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Reply Fact-check: Did top Democrats vote for a border wall in 2006? (Original post)
underpants Jan 10 OP
guillaumeb Jan 10 #1
underpants Jan 10 #3
karynnj Jan 10 #2
elocs Jan 10 #4
underpants Jan 10 #5

Response to underpants (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 06:21 PM

1. 1/2 true is incredible for the GOP.

It might be a record.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 06:23 PM

3. LOL

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 06:23 PM

2. 80 Senators voted for it

Many of the most liberal voted against it including Feingold, Jeffords and Leahy (both VT), John Kerry (Ted Kennedy did not vote), Lautenberg and Menendez (both NJ), Cantwell and Murray(both WA), Akaka and Inouye(both HI) etc

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/109-2006/s262

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 06:28 PM

4. "Since I can only post 4 paragraphs ..."

It's interesting how they make single sentences a 'paragraph'.

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Response to elocs (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 06:46 PM

5. Well...

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