It would seem that President Donald Trump’s strategy to secure funding for the border wall may be working.
Several Democrats are going against the hardline stance of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).
Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), the second-most powerful Democrat in the U.S. House, admitted to Fox News on Tuesday that "physical barriers are part of the solution” to solving the border crisis.
Watch his remarks below:
Pelosi, on the other hand, recently claimed that border walls are “immoral” and painted Trump and other anti-illegal immigration Republicans as racist.
Hoyer also suggested there needs to be a “rational discussion” between Democrats and Republicans, something Pelosi has proven herself incapable of doing. At one point, Democrats refused to even take a meeting to negotiate terms.
But it’s not just Hoyer who is seemingly losing faith in Pelosi.
Politico reported that a “group of centrist House Democrats, sick of political posturing, is pressing Speaker Nancy Pelosi to counter Trump’s immigration proposal with her own potential compromise.”
The report continued: “The group, led by freshman Rep. Elaine Luria of Virginia, is asking the California Democrat to offer Trump a vote on his border wall or some sort of negotiated security package in February if he first signs a bill reopening the federal government, according to a draft of the letter obtained by POLITICO.”
President Trump has made it clear that he will not approve any package that does not include border security funds.
Is Trump gaining the upper hand in the border wall battle?