Pelosi: It Would Be ‘Immoral’ to Build Wall on U.S.-Mexico Border

(CNS News) – House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said  this week that it would be “immoral” to build a wall at the international border between the United States and Mexico.

Pelosi: It Would Be ‘Immoral’ to Build Wall on U.S.-Mexico Border 1

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) © Victoria Sarno Jordan

Pelosi was reacting to President Donald Trump’s declaration at a rally in Phoenix, Ariz., that he might force a shutdown of the government if Congress does not approve money to fund the start of construction of the wall he has promised to build.

““Last night, President Trump yet again threatened to cause chaos in the lives of millions of Americans if he doesn’t get his way,” said Pelosi. “Make no mistake: The President said he will purposefully hurt American communities to force American taxpayers to fund an immoral, ineffective and expensive border wall.”

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Pelosi vowed: “Democrats will stand fast against the immoral, ineffective border wall and the rest of Republicans’ unacceptable poison pill riders.”

Here is the full text of the statement she released:

Pelosi Statement on President Trump’s Threat to Shut Down Government Over Immoral, Ineffective Border Wall

San Francisco – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after President Trump threatened to shut down government if Congress does not spend billions of taxpayer dollars to begin construction of his border wall:

“Last night, President Trump yet again threatened to cause chaos in the lives of millions of Americans if he doesn’t get his way.  Make no mistake: the President said he will purposefully hurt American communities to force American taxpayers to fund an immoral, ineffective and expensive border wall.

“The last time Republicans shut down the government, their callous recklessness cost the American economy $24 billion and 120,000 jobs.  With a Republican House, Senate and Administration, Republicans have absolutely no excuses for threatening America’s families with a destructive and pointless government shutdown…

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