Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), along with other top Democrats, have continued to stand against President Donald Trump on border wall funding, even taking it so far as to call a wall immoral, but one top Democratic leader is destroying that claim.
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) appeared on Fox News’ “Special Report with Bret Baier” where he knocked Democrats’ narrative on the wall.
Pelosi previously claimed the wall is an “immorality.” “It’s not who we are as a nation. And this is not a wall between Mexico and the United States that the president is creating, it’s a wall between reality and his constituents, his supporters.”
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— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) January 4, 2019
However, the top Democrat wrecked her comment, saying that walls “obviously” work in some areas and distanced himself from the idea that the wall is immoral.
“I don’t agree with that,” Hoyer told Baier, about the immoral comment.
“We’ve supported substantial restraints,” Hoyer said. “We’ve supported fencing. We’ve supported other technologies. So my own view is that this is not an issue of morality. A wall is immoral if it tries to imprison people who shouldn’t be imprisoned. A wall is — that protects people is not immoral.”
When asked if he thinks he a wall or barrier is racist, Hoyer said, “I don’t talk in those terms. I don’t think that’s the way we ought to look at it.”
The top Democrat said he would not remove the barriers that already exist along the U.S.-Mexico border.
“Obviously they work some places,” he said.
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House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) admits:
-Democrats have supported border barriers in the past
-Border barriers are not "immoral"
-Border barriers are not racist
-Border barriers "obviously work [in] some places" pic.twitter.com/E7Liy8w07x
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) January 17, 2019
As the partial government shutdown heads into day-27 and there needs to be negotiation on both sides to end the shutdown, Hoyer claimed that Democrats are willing to give-and-take.
“Well, we’re prepared to do that. I think there can be a compromise position. There are all sorts of alternatives that we could pursue, I think, to come up with a consensus solution to achieve the objective I think we all want to achieve, and that is a secure and safe border for our country and for our citizens.”
The current shutdown is the longest in history and continues as the president has asked for $5.7 billion to construct a border wall while Pelosi gambles with border security, previously saying she’d only give a dollar to wall funding.