House Homeland Security chair: ‘Would not rule out a wall in certain instances’

House Homeland Security chair: ‘Would not rule out a wall in certain instances’
Martha Raddatz, Bennie Thompson (Image: ABC News video screen grab)

[Ed. – Is resistance weakening even more?]

Has Donald Trump’s weekend address created some vulnerabilities for Democrats on national security? “I don’t think Democrats are opposed to any physical barriers,” House Homeland Security Committee chair Bennie Thompson (D-MI) told ABC’s This Week less than 24 hours after Trump’s speech. Thompson claimed he “would not rule out a wall in certain instances,” but claimed that the president doesn’t have a coherent plan for one.

Interestingly, Martha Raddatz didn’t exactly sound sympathetic to Thompson’s dodge:

The Democratic chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee said that he “would not rule out a wall in certain instances” after President Donald Trump proposed a new immigration and border security plan Saturday in an attempt to end the partial government shutdown.

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“I don’t think Democrats are opposed to any physical barriers,” Rep. Bennie Thompson of Mississippi said. “It’s just the president constantly evolves his description of the wall, just as he indicated Mexico was going to pay for whatever was there. So what we have to do is sit down, work through this and let the public know exactly what we’re talking about and what they can expect. And we’re not there yet.”

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