Democratic Homeland Security Chair: I Would Not Rule Out a Wall in Certain Instances

Washington Free Beacon | 1/20/2019 | Andrew Kugle
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BY: Andrew Kugle

Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee Bennie Thompson (D., Miss.) said on Sunday that he would not a rule out a border wall in certain instances.

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ABC's "This Week" host Martha Raddatz asked Thompson if he would rule out a wall in any negotiations with President Donald Trump.

"I would not rule out a wall in certain instances," Thompson said. "Now the notion that we can't have barriers is just something that's not true, but again, Martha, you have to have a plan and the plan that the president initially started with is where he is now. We don't know where he will be tomorrow."

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Trump and Congress remain at an impasse over funding for Trump's proposed wall along the southern border. The standoff has resulted in a partial government shutdown that is now in its 30th day.

Over 800,000 furloughed federal government workers have gone without a paycheck, with some of them still having to work. Trump is adamant Congress approve wall funding while Democratic leaders like Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) remain adamant no funding will go towards a border wall. Pelosi has gone as...
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