Lawmakers getting phone calls after President Trump’s speech


During President Trump’s speech on Tuesday, he urged Americans to call lawmakers.

KSN asked the Kansas delegation if they are getting calls, and they all said yes.

“We do track the numbers but don’t give them out. It’s trending more in favor of increasing border security and building the wall,” said a staff member for Republican Kansas Senator Pat Roberts.

A spokesperson for U.S. Congressman Roger Marshall said they got about 200 calls as of 3 p.m. and, “A majority of these engagements have all been positive and supportive of the President’s address and his vision for the Southern border.”

Sunflower Community Action, an advocacy group in Wichita, is asking members to call and give their opinions to lawmakers.

“Reaching out to our base in our community, and we know there is a lot of confusion and mixed feelings around the shutdown,” said Guadalupe Magdaleno, Director of Sunflower Community Action.

Magdaleno, an immigrant from Mexico, says she is proud to now be a U.S. citizen and says a border wall may not be the best answer to issues with immigration.

“So we have been reaching out to our contacts, our base, to make those phone calls to legislators and make them accountable,” said Magdaleno. “Both sides.”

Magdaleno says she is not sure where there will eventually be compromise on the issue, getting the government running at full-speed again.

“We will keep calling and encouraging people to call,” said Magdaleno.

Another member of the Kansas delegation, U.S. Congressman Ron Estes sent a response to KSN regarding the calls requested from President Trump.

“An overwhelming majority of calls to our office have been supportive of the President’s address to the nation last night and of his plans for much-needed border security.”

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