Report: Government shutdown nearing end as Dems relent
Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer are starting to lose the support of their party members.
Three weeks into the what no doubt will end up being the longest shutdown in government history, several Democrats are starting to show signs of cracking.
A Small Drip Leads to a Crack
It takes but a single drop of water coming through a wall to develop a crack.
That one drop can end up being the cause of significant damage — and that is what it appears is happening in Washington among Democrats.
While Pelosi remains adamant that not a single penny of taxpayer money will be spent on a border wall, several key members of her own party are starting to concede.
“If we have a partial wall, if we have fencing, if we have technology used to keep our border safe, all of that is fine,” Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL) said.
Her Oregon party-mate, Sen. Jeff Merkley, also admitted: “Some fencing has uses. Some barriers are useful.”
Even Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) said: “There are areas along the border where there are currently fences that are put up or barriers that are put up that need to be enhanced.”
Finally Seeing the Light
This is a great sign for Republicans and Donald Trump, as Democrats are finally starting to understand the problem.
Keep in mind: had any other Republican — or even Donald Trump — made those statements, the media would have already started with cries of racism.
But sans media outrage, these Democrats are finally using some common sense and understanding that we need better border security to protect the people living in this country legally.
The fact of the matter is without some type of fencing or wall, we would need border agents along all of these areas, something that would cost American taxpayers trillions of dollars over the years.
We also need to funnel immigration to ports of entry, where would-be immigrants can be properly processed.
Why Democrats like Pelosi and Schumer are unable to process these basic benefits of having a strong border wall is incomprehensible.
Hopefully, some of these small cracks we are seeing will end up turning into a full-on flood of Democrats finally realizing that Trump is 100 percent right about the need for a strong border wall.