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While President Donald Trump has made securing the southern border a top priority and been insistent that barriers and walls are an integral part of border security, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been just as adamant that there is little need for additional security at the border.

The California Democrat has refused to provide any funding for the construction of border walls and barriers.

Even after the month-long partial government shutdown and standoff over requested funds for border barrier construction, Trump remains undeterred in his commitment.

In speaking of his recent border security funding proposal to Congress during his State of the Union address Tuesday night, the president said, “In the past, most of the people in this room voted for a wall, but the proper wall never got built. I will get it built.”

While Pelosi may remain firmly locked in her opposition to providing the president with the funding he has requested for improved border security measures — namely barriers and walls — more and more Democrats under Pelosi seem open to a compromise deal that would allow for at least some funding of border barriers and walls.

The Hill reported that Democratic New York Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, chair of the House Democratic Caucus, told reporters that he believed a bipartisan agreement was reachable — including one that would include “enhanced fencing,” another semantic way for Democrats to avoid saying “wall” — even as he took a shot at the president for continuing to demand a “medieval” border wall.

“As long as the president is willing to accept evidence-based proposals, then I think we can arrive at a bipartisan agreement,” said Jeffries. “If the president is only interested in funding a reckless political promise with respect to a medieval border wall — that will be ineffective at improving our security — then we’re going to have an issue.”

When pressed by a reporter about border barriers and fencing, Jeffries admitted, “We have supported enhanced fencing, where appropriate, in the past.”

“I think that we expect that if the evidence supports the notion for enhanced fencing moving forward, that you will find some bipartisan consensus in that regard,” he added.

It is worth noting that Jeffries is far from being considered a “moderate” Democrat who would be more open to working with the president.

Instead, Jeffries is a reliable vote for the far-left on most issues, as revealed by his voting record and the ratings and endorsements he’s received from various special interest groups.

Nor is he alone in signaling a different path than the one of obstinate obstruction laid out by Pelosi, as House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer has on multiple occasions suggested that he would be open to a compromise that included funding for border wall construction.

Hoyer told The Hill that he was confident a compromise would be reached prior to the Feb. 15 deadline but worried that Trump might kill the deal if it didn’t include everything he had initially requested.

Democratic Texas Rep. Henry Cuellar, who hails from a border district and is part of the bipartisan negotiations, suggested that the eventual deal would include some funding for border barrier construction, though most likely not the full amount of $5.7 billion that had initially been requested.

Cuellar said he had advanced “some ideas I have about enhanced barriers.” He also said of the administration, “If they’re open-minded and they work with local communities, I think we can get moving in the right direction.”

The congressman added, “There’s a lot of things we’re already in agreement (on). And I think we can get there. You know, people just have to be a little flexible.”

Whether Pelosi takes to heart that last line about being a little more flexible remains to be seen, as does the ultimate composition of the compromise deal the negotiators are hammering out.

That said, it is looking like there will be at least some compromise in the deal, and Trump will get some funding for border barrier construction after all, despite Pelosi’s militant refusal to budge one iota on that issue over the past month or two.

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  1. Polly

    February 10, 2019 at 1:33 am

    No alternative .Build a wall that is functional

  2. mileaway

    February 10, 2019 at 1:43 am

    Build the wall!!

  3. Jule Ray Westcott

    February 10, 2019 at 1:51 am

    The party of the Anti-christ is in Chaos in disarray. They are now fighting amongst each other

  4. ca

    February 10, 2019 at 1:59 am

    oh give me a break…. pelosi knows she’s lost the fight so hakeem gets trotted out to act as though there’s a moderate contingent of their communist party…. nope, this is part of the dog and pony show of a party with no leader and no message…. the wall is going to get built …..

    • scot_belle

      February 10, 2019 at 5:12 am

      Bingo! I do believe…that like many of the rest of us…you figured this out too.:)
      Nasty Nancy has lost, and IMHO….she’s lost this battle, as well as her mind.

  5. bbaker

    February 10, 2019 at 2:13 am

    If the democrats are calling “The wall” a ridiculous political promise. And Pelosi”No wall Nancy”
    Who said vote in Obama Care so we can find out what’s in it. Only to find out “You CAN’T Keep your Doctor” At least a wall WILL KEEP OUT ILLEGAL ENTRY TO THE USA.

  6. Terry

    February 10, 2019 at 2:13 am

    So they’ll pay for it as long as he doesn’t get to call it the wall he promised. So Childish!!!!

  7. bbaker

    February 10, 2019 at 2:21 am

    Trump has never said he was against LEGAL IMMIGRATION – Trump has never said he’s against your politics, or religion. He stands for AMERICA & AMERICANS FIRST.
    God is the foundation of our American Laws. Religious cults shouldn’t be allowed in government.

  8. Randie

    February 10, 2019 at 3:08 am

    No Wiggle Room Demon Rats. 5.7 Billion it is with no parameters. Should be 25 bil plus

  9. Unalienable 1

    February 10, 2019 at 5:07 am

    This Uncle Tom needs his pie hole washed out with soap.

  10. Unalienable 1

    February 10, 2019 at 5:10 am

    Pelosi ought to be dropped by parachute over the Amazon jungle, to meet with a reality check.

  11. Michael A Heath Sr.

    February 10, 2019 at 5:24 am

    President Trump DOESN’T need their yay or nay to build the wall, wait and see!!! 10US Code 284 will be just fine! Fact check this if in disbelief!!!

    • Sylvia

      February 12, 2019 at 9:22 am

      Then why the hell doesn’t he, or hasn’t he, taken those steps you now?no know there are certain steps that have to be taken but he’s farted around to the point that the Dumbs think they have the upper hand!!! We can just pray that he has the old ACE up his sleeve to show Piglosi et Al where the bear shit in the buckwheat! GO TRUMP and build the g.d. WALL!

  12. Grace Joy

    February 10, 2019 at 1:02 pm

    Hakeem Jeffries. Another Mus lim in our government. He looks sensible here, but he is against free speech (if it speaks truth about Is lam). Be aware that in London, if one is found writing on social media against Is lam, they will be arrested for “h8 speech.” There’s not enough money in London to stop the Mus lim r apes & crimes; because the money is spent searching out “h8 crimes” against Is lam, Cult of Lies.

    “’The Internet has proven to be a tremendous platform for innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship. However, at times it has also been used as a place where vulnerable persons or groups can be targeted,’ said Rep. Jeffries.”

    Trump should just build the wall so the Left can’t twist it into THEY built the wall.

    • Ed

      February 11, 2019 at 1:15 am

      Agreed. We should ALL keep focused at what’s going on with this bunch, today more than ever.

      Trump just needs to enact an emergency process right here and now and end this stupidity. No need to wait for Wednesday, because we all know what’s coming. Time for a FU clap back at Pelosi.

  13. Steven L Gobble

    February 10, 2019 at 3:32 pm

    This Muslim Hakeem Jefferies is another example of Muslim’s that don’t belong in our government. In the Wittaker hearings on the other day he ask Mr. Wittaker who are you? Where did you come from? Well here’s my question, Who are you Jefferies and where did you come from? Your a Muslim in a Country who doesn’t want you here if not for the liberal scum bag Dumocraps. Stay tuned Mr. Jefferies your days are numbered.

  14. PNut67

    February 10, 2019 at 5:38 pm

    Why doesn’t somebody ask Mr Trump how come if we have so many Border Agents, (I think I looked it up & I believe if I remember correctly, we basically have 1 agent per mile of the southern border….thats San Diego to the Gulf), ask him how come we still have illegals gaining entry. Now, that’s not to say I’m against a wall….I most certainly am not, but we got a problem…& I believe THIS us the problem:
    The LATINO agents are turning a blind eye, or even giving the illegals a hand getting past the border & deep into OUR nation. I believe this is a REAL problem, but one that is NOT being addressed.
    Ok…MY solution to the Southern Border problem:
    Go ahead with a wall, the Wall, whatever…..but THEN…..TRANSFER ALL Latino agents AWAY FROM the southern border….I bet the illegal problem would decrease by 1000% then. You can’t fire them….thats against hiring laws….but YOU CAN transfer them to inner parts of this nation….”where needed more”….get what I’m saying?;-)
    I REALLY WISH someone would show this post to Mr President.

    • Mary Johnson

      February 10, 2019 at 7:41 pm

      It is time that the Democrats realize that Pelosi is not the leader that they need. She has been there too long and has nothing for the American people and that is why she will lose and they will lose to President Trump in 2020. As always they are not paying attention to their owe polls which show that President Trump has the American people behind him. PNUT67 Our agents are on our side theirs is on their side. They do not control our agents and we do not control theirs.


      February 10, 2019 at 9:52 pm

      Please give the facts behind and supporting your allegation.

  15. Pat

    February 10, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    I was Hakeem speak to the outgoing DOJ. He was rude and full of himself. Ugh

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