Ill. Dem acknowledges compromise needed on border wall debate

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UPDATED 9:55 AM PT – Fri. January 4, 2019

At least one Democrat representative says she is willing to meet in the middle when it comes to a border wall.

Speaking Friday, Illinois representative Cheri Bustos indicated Democrats may agree to a “partial border wall” — or some form of enhanced security — in order to reopen the government.

Bustos said the wall has been talked about for so long it’s more of a symbol at this point.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., left, poses during a ceremonial swearing-in with Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., right, on Capitol Hill, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019 in Washington during the opening session of the 116th Congress.. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

She said if there is a partial wall, fencing or enhanced technology to keep the border safe, all of this “would be fine.”

“What I’m saying is, we can have a starting point that we go in there and we say ‘this is ideally what we would like to see happen,’” said Bustos. “But in the end we might have to give or take a little bit. It’s just the way the world works.”

Her comments are a step back from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who has adamantly refused any wall funding.

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