Cheri Bustos

Democrats Crack on the Wall

Congressional Democrats are ditching House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s ardent opposition to any barrier or wall along the U.S. border with Mexico, as the partial government shutdown continues and President Donald Trump takes his case directly to the border itself.

Armando Mayorga, right, originally from Nicaragua, but deported from the United States after living in California for years, stands on the Mexico side of the first of two border walls Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, in Tijuana, Mexico. U.S. President Donald Trump walked out of his negotiating meeting with congressional leaders …