CNN Panel Erupts on Rick Santorum Over Trump’s Wall: ‘Mexican Immigrants’ Are the Ones That Will Build It!
CNN’s State of the Union got heated on Sunday as the panel argued over the future of President Trump‘s border wall as the government shutdown battle continues.
As Symone Sanders spoke about Trump’s refusal to own the shutdown and the implications it will have once Democrats take the House, Rick Santorum hopped in to note that essential services are still functioning, even if they’re currently going without pay. When Santorum spoke about the need for compromise, Representative Debbie Dingell (D-MI) told him “we’re ready,” which prompted an argument between the two about the Congressional deadlock.
“Debbie, everybody on the Democratic side is saying, no wall funding,” Santorum said. “That’s not compromise.”
“We are for border security,” Dingell shot back. “I don’t know a single Democrat that is not for national security. But let’s do something that’s common sense.”
Sanders jumped in to ask Santorum what problems Trump’s wall would actually solve, which Linda Chavez compounded by noting the decreased trends of illegal immigration.
“This idea that putting up a wall is going to do something, what it’s going to do is it’s going to invoke eminent domain, we’re going to have lots of problems in that arena. And who’s going to build that wall, by the way?…Who’s going to build it is a bunch of Mexican immigrants, that’s who’s going to build it. And we’re preventing people from coming into the United States that we need. We are in a labor shortage right now. Employers are desperate for workers, and the president doesn’t just want to cut down illegal immigration, he wants to reduce legal immigration, and that is a travesty.”
Watch above, via CNN.
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