Dem Congresswoman Katie Hill: I Will Vote to Fund ‘Physical Barriers’ at Border
Freshman Rep. Katie Hill (D-CA) told CNN on Friday she will vote for some funding to go towards barriers on the U.S.-Mexico border.
“I just want a really straight answer here: will you vote for any money for a steel barrier,” CNN’s Poppy Harlow asked.
“I mean, I will definitely, I don’t know if it’s steel, I will vote for some money for physical barriers,” Hill replied.
She also said how the conversation about a wall is “silly” because the proposals are not just a wall, rather multiple layers of barriers.
“There are so many things we can do in terms of technology, in terms of where we should be investing our money well on border security. It’s a high priority for my district…we understand the need for border security,” Hill said.
Hill’s position is in stark contrast to the rest of the Democratic party, who are refusing President Donald Trump’s demands to have the next government spending bill to include money to go towards a wall or more barriers along the southern border.
Trump even ended a meeting between him and Democratic leaders at the White House early because Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said if they do open up the government, they still won’t approve money to go towards a wall.
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