With each passing day, Republican President Donald Trump’s pledge to build a border wall on America’s southern border with Mexico inches closer to reality, despite all the liberals and establishment Republicans who have been dismissing it as a fantasy.
Congressional Democrats had circled the wagons and uniformly opposed the wall, but it is clear that this resistance is finally cracking. Notable Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez of Illinois just announced that he would compromise and support the wall if President Trump agrees to a DACA deal.
Whil Rep. Gutierrez had nasty comments about the proposed wall, he made his intention to back it clear, saying on ABC’s This Week, “Look, I think the wall is a monumental waste of taxpayers’ money, and it’s to build a monument to stupidity. It’s just idiotic.”
He continued, “Having said that, if that’s what it’s going to take in order to put 800,000 young men and women in this country — Dreamers — and put them in a safe place, and put them on a course to full integration in our society…I say pay it.”
The Democrat later reiterated his tough talk while fully caving on the border wall, stating, “If that’s what the hostage takers of the Dreamers, if that’s their ransom call, I say pay it. And then next November, we’ll deal with the kidnappers at the election and the polls.” He added, “If that is what it is going to take…then I’ll roll up my sleeves, I’ll go down there with bricks and mortar and begin the wall.” Are you glad the Democrat resistance to the wall is cracking? Watch below:
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) January 21, 2018