Sen. Chuck Schumer should follow Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi’s lead of a resounding ‘no’ to wall funding and should balk at tying it to a deal on DACA.
Pelosi was asked if she would consider “some degree of wall funding” if Democrats could get a permanent deal on DACA. She replied “no” and that “they’re two different subjects.”
Pelosi called the construction of border wall “immoral, ineffective, expensive.” “[Trump] also promised Mexico would pay for it, so even if they did, it’s immoral still and they’re not going to pay for it,” she added.
Schumer, on the other hand, offered $1.6 billion for the wall, which has angered many Democrats. Donald Trump repeatedly said Mexico would pay for the wall, but is now trying to strong-arm Congress into paying for his campaign pledge.
Schumer and Pelosi are set to meet with Trump on Tuesday.