It's day 23 of the longest government shutdown in U.S. history. While President Trump works away in the White House, hosting a number of discussions and strategy sessions on Border Security, Democrats skipped town. Some of them are partying on the beach in Puerto Rico.
Congressman @DanCrenshawTX is having his pay withheld as the shutdown continues. Meanwhile, a group of 30 Democrats flew to Puerto Rico on a private plane for a retreat. The actions speak for themselves. pic.twitter.com/CC7khxM7Hp— Morgan Murtaugh (@morganmurtaugh) January 14, 2019
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi continues to argue a border wall or barrier is "immoral," but according to the latest Rasmussen Survey, a number of Americans disagree.
Forty percent (40%) agree with Pelosi that it is immoral for the United States to build a wall on the border with Mexico to help stop illegal immigration. But most voters (53%) reject that view and say building a border wall is not immoral.
Democrats (65%) are far more likely to favor open borders than Republicans (16%) and voters not affiliated with either major political party (34%). Sixty-five percent (65%) of Democrats think building a border wall is immoral, but 80% of Republicans and 58% of unaffiliated voters disagree.
In addition, the majority believe the United States should have strong border security.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 53% of Likely U.S. Voters think it is better for the United States to tightly control who comes into the country. Thirty-nine percent (39%) disagree and say it is better to open our borders to anyone who wants to come here as long as they are not a terrorist or a criminal.
Speaking to reporters at the White House Monday morning, President Trump maintained he has the legal right to declare a national emergency over the issue, but doesn't plan to do so at this time.