Earlier today, Mark Sanford attacked Katie Arrington for telling the truth about Sanford’s vote against President Trump’s border wall. In his attack, Sanford admits to being one of only five Republicans to vote against funding for President Trump’s border wall.
“Mark Sanford was one of only five Republicans to vote against President Trump’s border wall. That is a fact. Mark Sanford admits it is a fact. But now he’s trying to talk his way out of it. Typical politician – Mark wants to have it both ways; but when it came time to cast a vote on the cornerstone of President Trump’s platform, Mark Sanford abandoned the President while attacking him on cable news. It’s time to turn the page on the Mark Sanford era and elect a conservative who will stand with President Trump.”
In his attack, Sanford accuses Arrington of “making things up” and then admits to the factual assertion in Arrington’s ad: he admits that he voted against President Trump’s border wall.
Sanford is trying to redefine the vote, but these are all headlines from July 27, 2017 reporting on the House vote that Mark Sanford says was not a vote on the border wall.
The Hill: “House approves spending bill with funds for Trump’s border wall” (http://thehill.com/homenews/house/344214-house-approves-spending-bill-with-funds-for-trumps-border-wall)
UPI: “House passes spending bill with $1.6B to begin border wall” (https://www.upi.com/House-passes-spending-bill-with-16B-to-begin-border-wall/5521501203129/)
New York Times: “House Approves Spending Package, Border Wall and All” (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/27/us/politics/house-spending-bill-border-wall.html)
Reuters: “U.S. House boosts military spending, gives Trump border wall money” (https://www.reuters.com/article/usa-congress-defense-idUSL1N1KI2QL)
New York Magazine: “House Approves $1.6 Billion for Border-Wall Construction” (http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/07/house-approves-usd1-6-billion-for-the-border-wall-construction.html)
NY Daily News: “House readies $1.6B funding for Trump border wall” (http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/house-readies-1-6b-funding-trump-border-wall-article-1.3362916)
Washington Times: “House approves spending bill with $1.6 billion to start Trump’s border wall” (https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jul/27/house-votes-support-trump-border-wall/)
CNN: “House approves spending bill with $1.6 billion for the border wall” (https://www.cnn.com/2017/07/27/politics/spending-bill-vote-border-wall-money/index.html)
Dallas News: “House moves ahead with $1.6B start on Trump’s border wall” 07/27/17 (https://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/2017/07/27/house-moves-ahead-16b-start-trumps-border-wall)
Christian Science Monitor: “House-approved budget funds border wall, increases military spending” (https://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/2017/0728/House-approved-budget-funds-border-wall-increases-military-spending)
Washington Post: “House passes bill to boost defense, fund border wall” (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2017/07/27/house-passes-bill-to-boost-defense-fund-border-wall/?utm_term=.40a845cc3aec)