FRANKFORT--Rep. Robert Goforth (R-East Bernstadt), who is challenging incumbent Gov. Matt Bevin in the May 21 Republican primary for governor, introduced House Resolution 122 "commending and supporting the President of the United States and his decision to secure our borders by declaring a national emergency" to construct a border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
The resolution is in stark contrast to the coalition of 16 states that filed suit on Monday to block President Donald Trump's effort to fund a border wall by declaring a national emergency.
"President Trump campaigned on this issue and was the overwhelming victor in 118 of the Commonwealth's 120 counties. The People of Kentucky demanded action when they voted in 2016, and they are still crying out for its fulfillment," Rep. Goforth said on the floor of the House of Representatives.
"Just as we chose a different path than the states who chose to uphold late term abortion and infanticide, we must choose a different direction than the 16 blue states, led by California, who are suing the President to pander to voting blocs rather than to uphold the safety and security of the American People," continued Goforth.
Rep. Goforth's resolution was adopted by the House without objection. A copy of the resolution will be transmitted by the House Clerk to the Majority Leaders of the U.S. Senate, the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, and each member of the Kentucky Congressional delegation.