Rep. Liz Cheney: When Committee Members Heard from Border Agents in Testimony, ‘It Really Made a Difference’

CNS News | 2/11/2019 | Staff
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( - Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) told CNN’s “State of the Union With Jake Tapper” on Sunday that when members of the bipartisan committee which is meeting to find a compromise on border security heard from Border Patrol agents in testimony, “it really made a difference.”

“Do you think Republicans in Congress can convince President Trump to sign off on about $2 billion for border barriers, or are you more skeptical? Do you think we're headed for another shutdown?” CNN’s Jake Tapper asked.

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“Well, I certainly hope we're not headed for another shutdown. I think the president has been clear and the Republicans in the House have certainly been clear that we absolutely have got to secure the border,” she said.

“You know, I thought it was interesting, when you watched the negotiations that have been going on between the -- our bipartisan and bicameral committee, when the committee members had a chance to go visit the border, when the committee members had a chance to hear from Border Patrol agents themselves in testimony, it really made a difference, I think,” Cheney said.

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The congresswoman said she thinks there’s bipartisan agreement that it’s important to secure the border.

“I think there are some members of leadership on the Democratic side, in particular Speaker Pelosi, who is really out there on her own, saying things like walls are immoral and she will only allow $1 for a wall,” Cheney said.

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