Democrat Congressman Bennie Thompson, Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, says that Democrats have historically supported border barriers and are not ruling out supporting border barriers pic.twitter.com/8VAnnLnWHp— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) January 20, 2019
"I would not rule out a wall in certain instances," Democratic Rep. Bennie Thompson says, but "you have to have a plan and the plan that the president initially started with is not where he is now, and so we don’t know where he will be tomorrow" https://t.co/kljcbS9MBX #ThisWeek pic.twitter.com/6W4oeDq9Qj— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) January 20, 2019
President Trump extended a new offer over the weekend to Democrats to try and end the shutdown and get more border security. Thompson obviously sees a need, but it remains unclear if enough Democrats do.
Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, said Sunday that he wouldn’t rule out building a border wall “in certain instances.”
“I would not rule out a wall in certain instances. The notion that we can’t have barriers is just something that’s not true," he said on ABC's "This Week" when discussing Democrats’ to negotiate on President Trump’s insistence on building a barrier along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Thompson called on the president to be consistent in his demands, however.
"You have to have a plan and the plan that the president initially started with is not where he is now, and so we don’t know where he will be tomorrow," he said.