[Ed. – From her mouth to Pelosi and Schumer’s ears]
Democratic Rep. Katie Hill (Calif.) on Friday said she expects more physical barriers to be part of a border security compromise.
Hill’s answer to questions from CNN anchor Poppy Harlow did not align with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s (D., Calif.) hard line on absolutely zero funding. Harlow asked why Trump and Republicans should trust Democrats’ promise to negotiate on border security once they reopen the government.
“How can the White House, Republicans believe you 1,000 percent that you are going to give money on the wall when … Nancy Pelosi herself said no, zero dollars for the wall?” Harlow asked.
Hill avoided answering the question about Democrats’ good faith.
“I think there is a lot of talk about physical barriers of some kind,” Hill said. “Even President Trump isn’t calling it a wall anymore. It is really so silly that we are even continuing to have this conversation about a wall.”
Harlow eventually brought Hill back to the matter of negotiating with Republicans.
“Call it a steel slats, if you will, in areas where there aren’t natural barriers. Call it what you want. Will you as a Democrat vote for any funding for that?” Harlow asked.