The president cannot hold
public employees hostage because he wants to have
a wall that is not effective. Not effective in terms
of its purpose, not cost effective in terms of
what the opportunity cost it is of federal dollars
to spend and the president has said
“Mexico’s going to pay for this”. Come on! Let’s anchor
ourselves into reality. Mexico is not going
to pay for this wall. A dollar. A dollar. One dollar.
Yeah, one dollar. The fact is a wall is
and immorality. It’s not who we are
as a nation and this is not a wall
between Mexico and the United States that
the president is creating here, it’s a wall between reality and
his constituents, his supporters. He does not want them to know
what he’s doing to Medicare, Medicaid and social security
in his budget proposal. He does not want them to know
what he’s doing to clean air and clean water and the rest in his
department of interior and of EPA. He does not want them to know
how he is hurting them so he keeps the subject
on the wall. He’s a master of diversion. We’re trying to open up
government, we’re giving him a mature path to do so,
not in our language but in the senate language. We’re not doing a wall. Does anybody have any doubt
that we’re not doing a wall? So that’s that. – Do you worry about backlash?
Are you worried about political backlash? No, it has nothing to do with politics.
It has to do with the wall is an immorality
between countries. It’s an old way of thinking.
It isn’t cost effective.