Dem Whip Clyburn: 'We Don't Have Anything Against a Wall If It's a 'Smart Wall''
House Majority Whip James Clyburn of South Carolina said Wednesday that his party has nothing against a border wall, as long as it is a "smart wall -- one that would use drones... x-ray equipment and scanners."
Neil Cavuto asked Clyburn about his party's position against President Trump's plan to build a wall along the Mexican border to help combat illegal immigration.
Bipartisanship means real smart border security solutions like sensors and drones, not a medieval edifice.
— James E. Clyburn (@WhipClyburn) February 6, 2019
Clyburn said that Speaker Nancy Pelosi meant that a wall made of concrete was "immoral" as opposed to other border security measures.
"I'm against a concrete 30-foot high wall," he said. "So is the president," Cavuto countered.
"We have to put infrastructure to reinforce fencing if need be, especially at ports of entry," Clyburn, 78, said.
Regarding the turmoil in Richmond, Va. surrounding the top three elected officeholders in the Commonwealth, Clyburn said that Gov. Ralph Northam (D) should "consider" resigning after a yearbook photo surfaced featuring men in blackface and a Klan hood.
Clyburn said he would not be happy to see the fourth person in the line of succession, Virginia House Speaker Kirkland Cox (R-Colonial Heights), take over the governorship.
He said that he worked for more than a decade in the South Carolina capital of Columbia, and that he believes cases like those in Virginia should be allowed to "let due process take its course."
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