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.

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.


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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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