Thursday, January 17, 2019

Republicans in states far from the Mexico border propose giving money to Trump for his wall

West Virginia: Proposal to Give $10 Million for Trump's Border Wall.  (VOA News, 1/15/2019)
Last week a Republican lawmaker in Montana proposed giving more than $8 million for the wall, while senators in South Dakota senators voted to urge construction of a steel barrier. 
The sponsors in West Virginia are Delegates Carl “Robbie'' Martin, R-Upshur; Patrick Martin, R-Lewis; and Caleb Hanna, R-Webster. Robbie and Patrick Martin are brothers

All of these states have a much higher proportion of white residents.

Source:  U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts (above and below)

Largest minority group:

  1.  18.1% Hispanic in the U.S. 
  2.   9.0% Native American in South Dakota
  3.   6.7% Native American in Montana
  4.   3.6% African-American in West Virginia

Source:  West Virginia Legislature

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