There are some congressional Democrats that are opposing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s hard line stance against President Trump building any type of barrier or wall along the U.S. border with Mexico.
The partial government shutdown is now officially the longest funding lapse in modern history, surpassing a 21-day record set during the Clinton administration.
While many on the left argue that President Trump could end the shutdown now and reopen the government, the Republicans are united in supporting the president and calling for the Democrats to meet them half way in negotiations. To date, Pelosi and Schumer have refused to consider any deal that includes funding for any type of wall or barrier.
There are some congressman who are now admitting that having a wall, fencing and technology combined is the smartest way to move forward. The benefits are twofold, the shutdown would end, and President Trump could continue building walls and barriers where needed. The problem is that Pelosi and Schumer refuse to negotiate.
“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.