Democrats Reject Pelosi And Schumer… Demand Border Security In A Win For Trump
Not all Democrats are on board with the left’s obstructionism against President Trump’s border wall funding. The partial shutdown may be temporarily over for three weeks but it is far from done. Trump has vowed that the wall will be built one way or another and rumor has it an executive order is ready and waiting to be issued to have the military fund and build the wall if necessary.
More and more Democrats are making noises about supporting some form of barrier on our southern border. They are turning away from Pelosi and Schumer in an effort to negotiate with Trump. That can’t make that duo happy. For instance, centrist Democratic Senator of West Virginia, Joe Manchin, stated that the Democrats actually do see that there is a need for border security. Sanity from the left is so rare these days.
“On the Senate side, we understand. I don’t think any senators … said they don’t want any secured structure fence or wall or whatever you want to call it,” Manchin said. Then Virginia Democratic Senator Mark Warner chimed in over the need for security. “I know we’re going to have to add additional border security. … We’ve got about 700 miles of existing fencing. Where folks say we need additional barrier protections, I’m all for it,” Warner said.
Republican Senator Bill Cassidy of Louisiana “issued a release on border security, noting that Democratic senators including Chris Coons and Tom Carper of Delaware as well as Ben Cardin of Maryland have made comments supporting border barriers.” Independent Senator Angus King of Maine has also given his support for barriers along the Mexican border.
Even Politico is reporting that some House Democrats are on board with the barriers. Freshman Democratic Congresswoman Elaine Luria led a group who pushed for a speedy vote on the wall. It did not prevail but it shows that the left is fractured over this. Luria proposed, “the Democratic Majority will immediately begin debate in committee on the supplemental discretionary funding request by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for border security. This will allow DHS leadership to explain in detail how the funds will be used and whether this expenditure will have the reported results presented by the President,” according to a letter that was addressed to Nancy Pelosi.
From the Western Journal:
“Fellow freshman Anthony Brindisi, a New York Democrat, also called for stronger border security, according to WBNG. He said American investment shouldn’t be limited to a physical barrier.
“Investments in technology at the border, you have to have more border agents and if we can throw in there some other immigration reforms that have been hampering us for the last couple years we should try and get that done too,” he said.
“Democratic support for a border barrier is nothing new, The Washington Post reported.
“Supports of border barriers include former President Barack Obama, who in a 2006 vote while still a senator from Illinois called border fencing “better security along our borders.”
“The Post noted that California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein once called for a fence along the entire border with Mexico.
“Former Vice President Joe Biden, while still a senator, was proud of a vote “for 700 miles of fence.”
“People are driving across that border with tons, tons — hear me — tons of everything from byproducts for methamphetamine to cocaine to heroin. And it’s all coming up through corrupt Mexico,” Biden said at the time.”
The Democrats better win against Pelosi and Schumer on this issue. If a terrorist or humanitarian attack occurs and a bunch of people die on that border, the Democrats will be held responsible for it because they did not support funding for the wall. The clock is ticking and Trump is not giving up on the wall. Tick tock.