The Democrats are starting to see the writing on the wall. (No pun intended) Everyone knows we need a wall on the border, even Pelosi and Schumer. The solid blue wall is cracking and cracking badly as Democrats are making public statements about the necessity of at least blocking out parts of the border. The party is in trouble, and the pragmatic Democrats can see this even though their leadership either can’t – or won’t – see and support it. Some of the Democrats who are rebelling are Ben Cardin, Jeff Merkley, Eric Swalwell, and Dick Durbin.
Congressional Democrats are ditching House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s ardent opposition to any barrier or wall along the U.S. border with Mexico, as the partial government shutdown continues and President Donald Trump takes his case directly to the border itself.
““If we have a partial wall, if we have fencing, if we have technology used to keep our border safe, all of that is fine,” Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL), the chairwoman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), said on CNN.
These very prominent congressional Democrats’ message on the effectiveness of a wall or barrier or fence is very different from the coordinated message from Schumer and Pelosi just two nights ago when the two Democrat leaders in Congress said in their response to President Trump’s Oval Office address that the wall would be “ineffective.”
Pelosi called the wall “expensive and ineffective,” something that was an “obsession” of Trump’s–while Schumer bashed Trump’s “ineffective, unnecessary border wall” and said that America does not need a barrier on the border for security. “We can secure our border without an expensive, ineffective wall,” Schumer said in his response to Trump.
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