Democratic Congresswoman Says She’ll Vote for Wall, Expects Deal Soon

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Democratic Congresswoman Says She’ll Vote for Wall, Expects Deal Soon
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Democratic Congresswoman Says She’ll Vote for Wall, Expects Deal Soon
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Freshman Democratic Congresswoman Katie Hill appeared on CNN earlier today to discuss the government shutdown with Poppy Harlow. During the interview, Hill said she would be willing to fund a physical barrier at the border. She also said she would “bet” funding for the wall would be included when Democrats and Republicans inevitably reach a compromise in congress.

CNN’s Harlow directly asked Hill if she was winning to vote for any money toward a steel barrier along the border. In response, Hill said, “I mean, I will definitely, I don’t know if it’s steel, I will vote for some money for physical barriers.” She went on to say that her district understands the need for border security.

Hill’s comments are at odds with most of the rhetoric from Democrats since the government shutdown began 21 days ago. Democratic leadership has firmly rejected the president’s request to fund a border wall, and they have indicated they are unwilling to compromise on the issue. President Trump previously requested $5.7 billion from congress for funding of a steel barrier along the border.

President Trump addressed the nation about the issue during his widely televised Oval Office address on Tuesday. During the speech, the president spoke of numerous Americans who have been affected by crimes committed by illegal immigrants. President Trump has also stated that he is willing to declare a national emergency to build the wall if Democrats in congress refuse to fund the project.

Hill was elected in 2018 to represent California’s 25th congressional district in the US House of Representatives. The 31-year-old politician worked for a nonprofit organization assisting the homeless prior to being elected. The congresswoman resides on a farm with her husband, where they foster rescue animals.

 

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