Andrew Kugle for the Washington Free Beacon reports, Rep. Tom Malinowski (D., N.J.) said that “the most painful concession” for him would be to vote for border wall funding.
Rep. Tom Malinowski (D., N.J.) said on Monday that the most painful concession for him would be to vote for border wall funding.
“The most painful concession for me to make as a Democrat who ran against this kind of stupidity and fear would be money for a border wall. If the you want me to consider something like that, I need to see comprehensive immigration reform,” Malinowski said. “I need to see an end to the cruelties of the last two years.”
President Donald Trump and Congress remain at an impasse over funding for Trump’s proposed wall along the southern border. The standoff has resulted in a partial government shutdown that is now in its 31st day. Over 800,000 furloughed federal government workers have gone without a paycheck, with some of them still having to work. Democratic leaders like Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) remain adamant no funding will go towards a border wall. Pelosi has gone as far as saying a border wall is “immoral.”