President Donald Trump said Wednesday he intended to work with newly minted Secretary Homeland of Homeland Security John Kelly to build a border wall along the United States border with Mexico.
— Bloomberg TV (@BloombergTV) January 25, 2017
Trump told ABC’s David Muir that construction would begin within months…
— ABC News (@ABC) January 25, 2017
His detractors didn’t like it…
— alexxa (@amateuralexxa) January 26, 2017
He called it an "impassable physical barrier", we'll call it an almost 2000 mile long canvas for protest messages. #WallofHate
— Dr.Pteiradactyl ⚒☄ (@geo_teira) January 26, 2017
People began protesting the wall, as well as his intent to restrict refugees from majority Muslim countries…
— Mary Emily O'Hara (@MaryEmilyOHara) January 25, 2017
— ACLU National (@ACLU) January 25, 2017
Democratic members of Congress even weighed in…
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) January 25, 2017
— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) January 25, 2017
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) January 25, 2017
Pres.Trump is evidently being held hostage by most extreme members of his team. A #WallOfHate wont work, will cost billions & is unAmerican
— Senator Bob Menendez (@SenatorMenendez) January 25, 2017
Raising fear in immigrants to the point that they would be unwilling to interact with local law enforcement? Dangerous.
— Bill Pascrell, Jr. (@BillPascrell) January 25, 2017
However, several of the above Democratic members of Congress voted for a border wall in 2006. From The Daily Caller:
In addition to then Sens. Obama, Biden and Clinton, 64 House Democrats and 23 Senate Democrats voted for the wall in 2006. Many of them are still in Congress, including newly-established Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.
Other Democrats in the Senate who voted for the wall in 2006 are Sens. Barbara Boxer (CA), Sherrod Brown (OH — then in the House), Tom Carper (DE), Dianne Feinstein (CA), Barbara Mikulski (MD), Bill Nelson (FL), Debbie Stabenow (MI), and Ron Wyden (OR).
There are also a number of Democrat representatives still in the House who voted for the bill: Sanford Bishop (GA), Michael Capuano (MA), Jim Cooper (TN), Jim Costa (CA), Peter DeFazio (OR), Steve Israel (NY), Ron Kind (WI), Daniel Lipinski (IL), Stephen Lynch (MA), Carolyn Maloney (NY), Bill Pascrell Jr. (NJ), Collin Peterson (MN), C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (MD), Tim Ryan (OH), and Adam Smith (WA).
Former Democrat Rep. Barney Frank and now-disgraced former Democrat Rep. Anthony Weiner also voted for the bill.
Others had an a differing point of view…
— Whitest Girl EVER (@MissLizzyNJ) January 25, 2017
— Jorge ?? MAGA (@AmericanMex067) January 25, 2017
— Pamela Moore (@Pamela_Moore13) January 25, 2017
— Deplorable Melissa (@sweetatertot2) January 25, 2017
Source: The Daily Caller