Eleven House Democrats have called upon their leadership to end the shutdown by cutting a deal with the White House for the Wall.
It is important to note these Democrats are newly elected from Right-leaning districts.
According to Breitbart:
Several freshman Democrat members of the new House of Representatives majority have turned on Speaker Nancy Pelosi in her steadfast refusal to fund President Donald Trump’s planned wall along the U.S. border with Mexico and are instead seeking for Democrats to cut a deal on the wall with Trump.
For instance, Rep. Jared Golden (D-ME)–who was elected in November, defeating now former Rep. Bruce Poliquin (R-ME) in Maine’s second congressional district–is out calling for his party’s leadership to come to the table with Trump and the Republicans. It’s worth noting that President Trump defeated Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton in Maine’s second district in November 2016, winning the district’s single electoral vote, as Maine is one of two states that splits its awarding of electoral votes by congressional district.
Golden is hardly alone. Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-MI), another freshman Democrat, this one from Michigan, expressed per the Wall Street Journal a frustration with her party leadership’s refusal to negotiate with Trump.
Rep. Max Rose (D-NY), the newly-elected Democrat on Staten Island in New York City in a district represented by Republicans for the past several years, said in a local news interview that he is “sick and tired” of government shutdowns being used “as a form of brinksmanship–a tool of negotiation.”
Rep. Anthony Brindisi (D-NY), another freshman Democrat from New York, said he is already circumventing Pelosi and her crew and negotiating directly with Republicans.
“I’ve been meeting with several representatives from across the country, both Democrats and Republicans,” Brindisi said at a local event in his district, per a local news report. “And I’ve been trying to force leadership on both sides of the aisle to work out a compromise to this shutdown.”
Brindisi, like many other Democrats have already done in breaking with Pelosi and Schumer, even told attendees at the local event in his district that a wall–or physical barrier along the border–will work in some places. Pelosi and Schumer say they are opposed to any barrier at all in any place.
“If you listen to all the experts, they’ll say some elements of physical barriers where it makes sense are in order,” Brindisi said. “We need more border agents, we need more technology at our border crossings and ports of entries so trucks and shipping containers are inspected before coming into our country.”
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