'Is the Wall Immoral?': Ed Henry Presses Dem Rep. on Border Security Cmte About Wall Support
Fox & Friends co-host Ed Henry pressed a member of a border security conference committee Sunday on whether he believes constructing a wall along the U.S. southern border would be an effective way to stop the flow of illegal immigrants into the country.
The committee will reportedly be comprised of members of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees, and will weigh different border security packages ahead of a Feb. 15 deadline.
As Fox News reported, President Trump signed a bill Friday that ended the 35-day government shutdown, and will also keep the government funded until Feb. 15.
When asked Sunday by Henry if he believed a border wall is immoral, Rep. David Price, (D-N.C.), replied by saying a multifaceted approach to border security is needed.
"In the past, we've had various components to that. I think our goal right now is to keep government open ... and we have our government up and running at full strength for the rest of the year," he said.
Henry pressed Price further, again asking him if the multifaceted approach he mentioned would include a border wall.
"Is the wall immoral, yes or no?" Henry repeated.
"In this present context, there's a range of immigration policies that are so outrageous, so egregious on the part of President Trump and his administration. Those policies are immoral," Price answered. "It's immoral to separate families at the border. It's immoral to have these raids, indiscriminate raids and deport people willy nilly."
Trump’s shutdown of the federal government has been one of the most irresponsible chapters in American political history. His reckless demand that Congress pay ransom for his foolish border wall left 700K federal workers without pay & millions more without services they rely on.
— David E. Price (@RepDavidEPrice) January 25, 2019
Price said that a border wall has become a symbol of policies he described as "reprehensible."
Henry asked the congressman how much funding he'd allow for a border wall, to which Price would not directly answer.
"Do you still support a barrier?" Henry asked for a final time, alluding to Price's mention that he previously supported border fencing.
Only fools, or people with a political agenda, don’t want a Wall or Steel Barrier to protect our Country from Crime, Drugs and Human Trafficking. It will happen - it always does!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 26, 2019
Price said that there are priorities more pressing than a physical barrier.
"I'm not going to anticipate the result of these negotiations," he said.
Watch the interview above.