The Trump Wall has had some setbacks one of which is the price tag and the Democrats that are unwilling to pay for it. But it’s more than unwillingness.
The Democrats don’t understand the need for the wall. They have agreed to pass a bipartisan DHS appropriations bill that will strengthen the Border but not to the level of the Trump wall. Schumer and Pelosi spoke out against the Trump border wall claiming that no part of the 1.6 billion dollars from the not yet passed DHS bill will be used to build the Trump wall.
Nancy Pelosi commented on the DHS appropriations bill claiming that the money will be used to strengthen border security but a wall would be immoral.
“…most of us, speaking for myself, consider the wall immoral, ineffective, expensive, and the president said he promised it. He also promised Mexico would pay for it. So, even if they did, it’s immoral still…
We have a responsibility, all of us, to secure our borders – north, south, and coming in by plane…and that’s a responsibility we honor, but we do so by honoring our values as well.”
During the press conference, Pelosi does say that a fence would be ok as long as it was deemed necessary. So maybe the Trump fence instead?
Schumer has also commented on the Trump wall and border security claiming that we need border security but a wall would be just “preposterous.”
“As everyone knows, Democrats have offered to pass the bipartisan DHS appropriations bill, agreed to six months ago, which includes $1.6 billion for border security.
Now there has been some confusion about that figure. Let me be clear: the $1.6 billion cannot be used to construct any part of President Trump’s 30-foot-tall concrete border wall.
It can only be used for fencing, using technology currently deployed at the border, and only where the experts say fencing is appropriate and makes sense as a security feature. This is something Democrats have always been for – smart, effective, appropriate border security.”
Schumer went on to say that he believed the Trump wall was “political fodder” and that he felt it was poorly planned.
But it seems like both Schumer and Pelosi would be up for a Border Fence. So it looks like we could still get a border wall if we just refer to it as a fence. We just won’t tell the Dems that it is reinforced and more like a wall.