Dem Rep. Joe Neguse on the Wall: ‘I Think It Is a Morally Bankrupt Idea’

‘I don’t support the wall’


NEGUSE: “Again, I don’t support the wall. I think it is a morally bankrupt idea and ultimately sends a message to the rest of the world that the United States of America is closed to many who are seeking asylum and seeking refuge. As you may know, Jim, my parents were refugees to this country from east Africa, they came from Eritrea. As a son of immigrants, I just find the message that the wall sends to be reprehensible. And I also, as many experts have said, it is unnecessary. It’s ridiculously expensive. At the end of the day, this should not be about the wall. This should be about re-opening government. Let’s re-open our government and then let's go to the negotiating table and talk about comprehensive immigration reform that this country so desperately needs.”

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