Top Democrats are starting to cave on the concept of a wall, even though they still refuse to call it that to prevent Trump from winning “political points”. Fox News reports:
Speaking exclusively to “Fox News Sunday,” a top Democrat on the bipartisan congressional committee negotiating a border security compromise indicated that his party would support “some sort of enhanced barrier” — but not a “wall” like the one President Trump has demanded.
The government is currently funded through Feb. 15, and the committee is racing to reach an agreement to avert the possibility of another partial federal government shutdown over funding for a border wall.
Texas Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar insisted that local officials, instead of the head of the Border Patrol and other federal officers who have called for a wall, should make the final determination on what construction is necessary.
“First of all, we are not going to have a wall,” Cuellar told host Chris Wallace, referring to walls as a “14th-century” solution. “Now, we can look at some sort of enhanced, uh, barrier — that’s certainly something we can look at. But I have to say living on the border, you have to let the local Border Patrol chief have the say-so, and let the local communities be involved so they can come up with, uh, maybe some sort of enhanced barrier — but again, Washington cannot dictate what sort of barrier and where to put it at.”
If Republicans are willing to compromise on what this is called, conservatives will be able to get border security like never before.