One of the Most Powerful Dems BREAKS With Liberal Talking Points on Border Wall

  • 01.06.2019
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
One of the Most Powerful Dems BREAKS With Liberal Talking Points on Border Wall
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Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY) conceded the $5 billion that President Donald Trump has requested for a border wall is a pittance relative to the federal budget.

Yarmuth, the Budget Committee chairman, told radio host Buck Sexton that at "one point, Democrats were willing to give $25 billion for border security, just a year ago, in exchange for a deal on DACA."

The Daily Wire's Ryan Saavedra reports:
 

Yarmouth struggled to explain why Democrats now oppose securing the U.S. border — a position that they have traditionally supported.

Sexton asked Yarmuth: "So why do we keep hearing members of the Democratic Congress come forward saying that it wouldn't work and it's stupid, when not only do we have the people who are actually in charge of border security saying it would work and it's not stupid, we can see that it already does work in places where there is a wall?"

"That's exactly right," Yarmuth responded.

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In 2013, all 54 Senate Democrats voted to pass a bill that gave $46 billion for border security, which included building an additional 700 miles of border fencing.


For his part, President Trump reaffirmed today that he will not cave in the shutdown fight with Democrats.

Before departing for Camp David, the president told reporters, "I may declare a national emergency dependent on what’s going to happen over the next few days."
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