60 Dems Support Border-Wall Negotiations, Against Pelosi’s Wishes

‘Democrats need to put their money where their mouth is and negotiate in good faith now that the government is open…’

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(Joshua Paladino, Liberty Headlines) About a quarter of Democrats in the House of Representatives have publicly stated their willingness to consider a wall on the U.S.–Mexico border as part of the solution to America’s immigration crisis.

Last week on Fox News’ “Your World,” House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., said “physical barriers are part of the solution,” The Washington Free Beacon reported.

But many reasonable Democrats, who are willing to negotiate, cannot act because House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has capitulated to the radical open-borders contingent of the Democratic Party.

In a press release, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., called on these Democrats to “follow through on their promises and demand physical barriers.”

Another high-ranking Democrat, House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., said he supported “secondary barriers” as well as rebuilding existing barriers.

California Democrat Jim Costa said, “I have continually voted to improve border security, including authorizing construction of physical barriers where appropriate,” The Fresno Bee reported.

Another California Democrat, John Garamendi, said he’s willing to discuss barriers.

“And there are numerous things that need to be done to enhance border security,” he said. “Certainly, fences and walls are a piece of it …”

Some moderate Democrats, including Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.V., and Mark Warner, D-Va., supported the wall with greater enthusiasm.

“I voted to fund President Trump’s wall,” Manchin said. “Check the vote.”

“I know we’re going to have to add additional border security. … We’ve got about 700 miles of existing fencing,” Warner said. “Where folks say we need additional barrier protections, I’m all for it.”

Scalise compiled quotes from Democrats who went on the record either in support of the wall or in support of negotiations.

“Democrats need to put their money where their mouth is and negotiate in good faith now that the government is open,” Scalise said. “A negotiated compromise on border security must include funding for physical barriers along our southern border. The safety of our communities depends on it.”