WASHINGTON, D.C. — New Jersey’s last Republican Congressman voted with his Democrat colleagues on Thursday afternoon.
Chris Smith (R, NJ-04), who also happens to be one of the House’s longest-serving members, voted with the new Democrat majority including New Jersey’s eleven Democrat members to fund the Department of Homeland Security through the beginning of February but without requested border wall funding.
He was joined by a small handful of Republican colleagues in his support for H.J. Res. 1 though 192 Republicans voted ‘nay.’
President Trump has repeatedly threatened to veto any appropriation measure lacking funding for the construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border.
UPDATE: Rep. Smith reacted to Save Jersey‘s story on his vote over at MMM. Smith says he’s for the wall… just not keeping DHS employees working unpaid. Click here for more.