The longer and longer the shutdown goes on, the more people will realize that there are Democrats that are stopping any sort of progress on any sort of discussion.
Nancy Pelosi is acting like a mad woman and to be honest there are more Democrats than people realize will be more than willing to fund the wall than they realize because the wall isn’t necessarily a Trump era idea.
Democrats actually supported a wall for years until Donald Trump said it was a good idea. That’s about the period of time that they began hating it.
Now, that being said, there are Dems that while we might disagree with them on everything else the point of this whole exercise is supposed to be to put aside our many differences for one common good. Thankfully there are some that realize that.
Even more Democrats have now publicly taken a position against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s opposition to a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico, as President Donald Trump considers an emergency declaration to build the wall with executive authority.
Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI), according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, now supports funding additional barriers along the border.
“Democrats and Democrat leaders should recognize there may be some additional areas on the border that might require some fencing or steel slats … we already have a lot of it down there already,” Kind said, per the local newspaper report.
Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ), another Democrat, is calling for Democrat leaders to negotiate with Trump on the border wall–but to do so after the government reopens.
“Open the government first, because you can’t negotiate about anything while the government is closed,” Gottheimer said in an interview with CNN. “Then, after the government is reopened, let’s get together at the table and talk about border security which obviously is essential, but also immigration reform and what we can do to fix our immigration system.”
Nonetheless, Gottheimer is pushing his party’s leaders to negotiate. “But you’ve got to come to the table,” Gottheimer said. “And what I’ve been saying now for weeks, and what so many of us have been saying, is we’ve got to actually talk to each other. But you can’t talk while the government is shut down, because there’s no way you’re going to actually have a productive conversation, and it’s not how our government should operate.”
Rep. Kendra Horn (D-OK) says she is open to a physical barrier along the border.