Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., on Sunday broke with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., who’s called President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall immoral.
In an interview on “Fox News Sunday,” Coons said there nothing inherently immoral about a wall to bolster security.
"I personally don't think that a border wall is, in and of itself, immoral,” he said. “What I think the speaker may have been referring to is some of the immoral immigration policies of the Trump administration: forcibly separating children from parents at the border and detaining children in cage-like facilities. The humanitarian crisis I think may have been what she was referring to."
Coons also challenged Trump to make “clear what concessions and what compromise he’s willing to put forward” to break an impasse over border wall funding.
“Democrats will invest in border security,” he said. “I'm not going to sit here and negotiate on behalf of Speaker Pelosi, but I will tell you that what [Sen.] Lindsey Graham [R-S.C.] himself just told the president is a great place to start here: Reopen the government, stop harming our country and our economy and let's make our best efforts because we all agree we need to invest more in border security.”
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