The ardent opposition is starting to leave a bad taste in the mouths of voters, with recent polls showing that most people would like for congress to follow the president’s lead.
In a series of video clips, various democrats are cracking under the pressure of the government shutdown, and admitting that a fence or barrier is needed along the Southern Border.
“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, the chairwoman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, said on CNN.
Sen. Jeff Merkley also backed a barrier along the U.S. border with Mexico, stating “Some fencing is useful, some barriers are useful.”
He added, “There’s a lot of surveillance technology. I’ve been to some cities on the border that have triple fencing and have more personnel and have the technology to see the people moving in the middle of the night.”
Reps. Eric Swalwell, from California (who recently threatened to nuke Americans who wouldn’t give up their guns), and Jerry Nadler from New York, who’s also the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, both said they would support fencing and barriers where necessary along the border.
Senate Minority Whip Sen. Dick Durbin admitted that a new barrier will be built along the border in the future.
Another democrat from California, John Garamendi said Democrats support a barrier, including a fence. “Democrats have repeatedly said that we will support border security, we will support all of its elements including fences,” Garamendi said.
Katherine Clark, a democrat representative from Maine and the Vice Chair of the Democrat conference, says that the border would benefit from additional barriers, “You know, I think there are parts of the border that would benefit from repairing fencing and other barricades that already exist there,” she told MSNBC.
These statements are widely different from the rhetoric pushed by House leader Pelosi and Senate minority leader Schumer just two nights ago.
The pair have repeatedly refused to even negotiate on funding for border security, and have repeatedly stated that a wall would be ‘ineffective’ against illegal immigrant invasion.
On Tuesday, Pelosi called the wall “expensive and ineffective,” and an “obsession” of the president’s. Schumer, despite having supported border barriers in the past, also said it would be an “ineffective, unnecessary border wall.”
“We can secure our border without an expensive, ineffective wall,” Schumer said in his response to Trump.
Most people recognize that he’s utterly wrong, and his and Pelosi’s continued fight only looks like the spoiled tantrum of children.