YES, now we are talking:
“Democratic presidential contender Andrew Yang said on Monday he would support a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border under the right conditions.
“I would support it if it seemed like it was meant to actually generate more resources to solve the operational problems at the border,” the 44-year-old tech entrepreneur said during an interview with the Washington Examiner when asked if he supports President Trump’s national emergency declaration.
Yang said Trump’s version of the national emergency was a “sensationalist diversion” rather than a serious attempt to bring more resources to the border. While he supports a national emergency if “necessary,” Yang said it would be better to “go through existing channels.” …
Yang opposes a wall but supports tougher immigration policies than many of his fellow 2020 contenders. Yang says on his website, “ We need to enforce the border.” …
While Yang remains a long shot candidate, he raised almost $2 million dollars in the first quarter of fundraising and polled at 3% in an Emerson poll released Monday.
During a rally in Washington, D.C., Monday evening, the crowd booed when Yang brought up Trump’s wall. …”
The Wall = Blompf.
It is purely symbolic. No one really passionately cares about the issue except Trump’s base. Progressives don’t like the idea because border security is so associated with Orange Cheeto. Seriously, it would be worth building the damn thing though just to calm down all of these Boomers, and to accomplish all sorts of other more important things.
What’s the cost? A mere $25 billion? Chump change.
Note: I’d save that card for one of the presidential debates with Blompf. He will start flailing around on the stage about how he is going to build the wall.
If I were Yang, I would hit him real good on that subject and agree with him that the wall should be built, but that it won’t really matter because illegal aliens just surrender to the Border Patrol anyway and are allowed into the country under our current immigration laws. I’m optimistic that Yang can do that and expand the map to compete in Alabama and Arkansas.