No, not that wall.
We’re talking about the wall of support among Congressional Democrats for Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer’s refusal to compromise. Despite leadership’s claims that they are “totally united,” there is a growing chorus of Democrats that say otherwise.
- Rep. Jared Golden (ME-02): ‘Very Frustrated With All The Leadership Right Now’
- Rep. Elissa Slotkin (MI-08): ‘Quite Concerned’ That Dems Aren’t ‘Working On Negotiated Positions’
- Rep. Max Rose (NY-11): ‘Sick and Tired’ of Shutdown, Has Had ‘Bruising Fight’ With Leadership
- Rep. Anthony Brindisi (NY-22): ‘Sick and Tired’ of Shutdown, Has Had ‘Bruising Fight’ With Leadership
- Rep. Abigail Spanberger (VA-07): ‘I Think We Can Do Better’
- Rep. Lucy McBath (GA-06): ‘If We Don’t Compromise, The American People Are The Ones Who Get Hurt’
- Rep. Jeff Van Drew (NJ-02): ‘If I Had The Opportunity To Vote For Some Sort Of A Deal, I Would’
- Rep. Colin Allred (TX-32): Shutdown Is Setting Democrats ‘Back In Terms Of Those Coalitions We’re Trying To Build’
- Rep. Katie Hill (CA-25): “I Mean, I Will Definitely … I Will Vote For Some Money For Physical Barriers.”
And those are just the House freshman!
Other Democrats have gone even further to signal their support for a border barrier directly.
- Rep. Adam Smith (WA-09): “The Wall Is Not In Itself a Bad Idea…It’s Been Done.”
- Rep. Cheri Bustos (IL-17): “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. John Garamendi (CA-03): “Democrats Have Repeatedly Said That We Will Support Border Security, We Will Support All Of Its Elements Including Fences.”
- Sen. Chris Coons (CT): “I Don’t Think A Fence If It Works Is Immoral.”
- Sen. Angus King (ME): “Everybody Is For Border Security. Let’s Do It In A Rational, Economic, Sensible Way. There Are Places A Wall Makes Sense…”
It’s time for Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer to see the writing on the wall, listen to their members, and come to the negotiating table.