Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., appeared to break with party leadership on Friday when she told CNN that a “partial wall” on the U.S.-Mexico border or “fencing” would be “fine.”
"It is nothing more than a symbol when you look at it in this perspective," Bustos said during an interview on CNN’s “New Day,” in reference to President Donald Trump’s proposal for a wall. "If we have a partial wall, if we have fencing, if we have technology used to keep our borders safe, all of that is fine, but it has just become this symbol that the president is not going to have any give-or-take when it comes to this $5 billion."
She added that “in the end, we might have to give or take a little bit. It’s just the way the world works.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said earlier this week that Democrats would not agree to any funding for a wall, after having offered $1.3 billion for border security.
“We are asking the president to open up the government,” Pelosi said after meeting with Trump at the White House on Wednesday, according to The Hill. "We are giving him a Republican path to do that. Why would he not do it?”
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