Fox News, July 13, 2016
The Republican platform committee included language calling for a border wall along the U.S. and Mexican border in the draft party platform, getting behind one of presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump’s keystone proposals.
The group wrapped up drafting the plan Tuesday in Cleveland in advance of the convention there next week, when the platform will officially be voted on by the full convention’s 2,472 delegates.
The proposed platform will express support for a “border wall” that must cover “the entirety of the Southern Border and must be sufficient to stop both vehicular and pedestrian traffic.”
“This is why we support building a wall along our southern border and protecting all ports of entry,” the measure says. “The border wall must cover the entirety of the southern border and must be sufficient to stop both vehicular and pedestrian traffic.”
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, appearing on “On The Record with Greta Van Susteren,” said that including the border wall in the party’s proposed platform was a “hat tip” to Trump.