DEMOCRATS ONCE LOVED THE WALL
It does not appear convenient for Democrats to support the southern border wall at the moment. That was not always the case, though.
“Democrats are now opposed to a border barrier — even though they voted for it and strongly supported it in the past,” notes a new study from Mike Reed, research director for the Republican National Committee, who based his report on actual roll call votes, the Associated Press, The Hill, ABC News and other news sources.
“Democrats have criticized President Trump’s efforts to bolster border security with a wall, calling it irresponsible, not a ‘serious’ proposal, and wasteful. However, many of these same Democrats voted, in some cases twice, to build a 700 mile physical barrier at the border at a greater cost than the current proposal of $5 billion,” the GOP report says.
In 2013, all 54 Democrats voted to pass the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act, which invested $46 billion in border security improvements and added 700 miles of border