On Sunday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi weighed in with her thoughts regarding President Trump’s proposed Southern border wall, as reported by The Hill.
Pelosi on the President’s Border Wall
During a press briefing on Capitol Hill, Pelosi scoffed at the $20 billion dollars that President Trump is requesting from Congress to fund a wall along the Southern border:
“All of the money he wants for his wall? Oh, come on, come on, come on.”
However, Pelosi has previously acknowledged the need to protect U.S. border and raised questions regarding various ways to go about it:
“We all have a responsibility to protect our borders, north and south. There’s no question about that. So what do we need to do that? Why don’t we have an appraisal of what that should be. Should there be fencing, should there be technology? Should they mow the grass so that people can’t hide in it, should there be some bricks and mortar someplace? Let’s see.”
The House Minority Leader moreover opined that border authorities, not President Trump, should determine the specific dollar amount for any form of border protection.
More on President Trump’s Border Wall
Congressional Republicans and Democrats have remained in gridlock over immigration matters. As a matter of fact, the deadlock is so intense that Democrats voted against a spending bill on Friday which would have averted the current government shutdown.