The only problem in the way of Congress reaching a deal on border security is President Trump, Rep. Eric Swalwell argued Wednesday on Outnumbered Overtime.

Swalwell (D-Calif.) said that Trump backed off the spending package that was passed by the Senate in December.

"I think you have to isolate what the problem is and not have this equivalence here where we're treated the same way as the president," he said.

He said there is bipartisan support for having smart border security, but not the wall that's' been described by Trump. 


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"The president is the problem here," he replied. "He is truly the problem. He cannot articulate for us where he wants a wall. He just blanketly says 'we need a wall.'"

He then suggested Trump not just go to the U.S.-Mexico border, but cross it in order to see the violence that migrants are fleeing.

Harris Faulkner countered, suggested that Swalwell read into the Secure Fence Act of 2006, which was passed when Democrats had the majority in Congress.

Swalwell answered by saying Trump is the one who is "isolated" when it comes to border security.

"He is the problem here."


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