O’Rourke Hits Pelosi, Schumer on Border Security Funding: ‘We Do Not Need Walls’

‘With all due respect to Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, neither of them understand Texas nor do they understand the U.S.-Mexico border’

O’Rourke Hits Pelosi, Schumer on Border Security Funding: ‘We Do Not Need Walls’ (The Washington Free Beacon)

Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke (Texas) said Friday that he does not support his party's leaders going along with President Donald Trump's call for enhanced border security.

O'Rourke, who is running for the Senate against incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz (R.), argued that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) do not understand the situation at the U.S.-Mexico border. Asked whether there is enough need for border security that he would support some funding for a wall, O'Rourke said there is not, and he chided Schumer and Pelosi for failing to understand the situation in Texas.

"Do you support the leadership of your party, and do you recognize that need for some enhanced wall?" CNN's David Gregory asked.

"I don't, and with all due respect to Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, neither of them understand Texas nor do they understand the U.S.-Mexico border," O'Rourke said. "We do not need walls."

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