Skip to comments.Dem Congresswoman Tells CNN She Would Vote to Fund 'Physical Barriers'
Posted on 01/11/2019 4:11:09 PM PST by Kaslin
Freshman Rep. Katie Hill (D-CA) told CNN Friday that she is willing to vote for “some money for physical barriers,” as the 21st day of the partial government shutdown progressed.
"How can the White House, Republicans believe you 1,000 percent that you are going to give money on the wall when…Nancy Pelosi herself said no, zero dollars for the wall?" CNN’s Poppy Harlow wondered. “The way they say it is if you re-open, right, how do we know you’re going to give us any of this?”
“Do you think Democrats should give any money to the wall?” Harlow asked.
"I think there is a lot of talk about physical barriers of some kind," Hill replied. "Even President Trump isn't calling it a wall anymore. It is really so silly that we are even continuing to have this conversation about a wall."
Harlow followed up that Hill could call it what she wanted but her question was about whether Hill would vote to fund the building of some sort of barrier.
"I am definitely someone who will vote for a comprehensive border security package that includes immigration reform—" Hill replied.
"Congresswoman, I just want a really straight answer here," Harlow interrupted. "Will you vote for any money for a steel barrier?"
"I will definitely–I don't know if it will be steel–I will vote for some money for physical barriers," Hill said. "It's not going to be across the entire 2,000 mile stretch and it is certainly not going to be a concrete wall. It will be part of the package. I can almost bet on it."
"That is more than a lot in leadership are willing to do now," Harlow pointed out.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) have indicated a strong unwillingness to budge an inch in negotiations over the $5 billion that President Trump is demanding for a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico. Pelosi even said she wouldn’t approve more than a single dollar to fund it.
Thats two RATs now. One in NY said the same today.
Mine, unfortunately. And she is as much an airhead as she sounds! (sigh...)
She’s the one that “Won” the orange county race..saw ads for her non stop during the midterms..she “Won” even though her Republican opponent had been declared the winner
Any sane person would.
some money for physical barriers,
You put the word comprehensive in front of any pig legislation and it becomes lipstick.
Democrats are finally realizing that illegal immigration and the wall is a bi-partisan issue. Even Dem voters are tired of this nonsense.
Why is she a crat?
Some cracks in the Dem resolve. Or in this case a crackpot.
Simple fact...if this goes on two years Trump will be at the same approval rating he’s been at since elected ...Dems can fall much harder, much farther
Freshman RATs dont want to die on this hill with Pelosi.
Why is she a crat?
Excellent point - poll tonight shows Trump has more support than RATs. Their coalition has a taker caucus.
So "wall" is not an acceptable term? OK.
We need $6B in 2019 to fund a portion of the proposed climate change barrier on the border with Mexico. Will that work?
You're thinking Katie Porter.
Looks like she needs a good talkin’ to.
This IMO is pretty much a done deal. Trump’s team has been upping the goodies. He floated citizenship for H1-Bs, has already claimed to want the same for DACA amnesty, and we all know what “comprehensive immigration reform” means. It means we are swamped with Democrat voters ever after. They will disguise it by announcing some funding for a segment of “barriers” first, but it’ll be the Reagan deal on steroids.
Yet, I kept hearing all day on FOX News Radio that it’s Trump who is losing Republican support in the Senate, and only offering up Murkowski as an example
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