WASHINGTON — Nancy Pelosi, who’s set to become the next speaker of the House when the new Congress begins in January, shot down negotiations that would include funding for President Donald Trump’s long-desired wall along the nearly 2,000-mile US-Mexico border.
Pelosi told reporters on Thursday that pairing wall funding with a permanent solution to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was not on the table and that she would prefer Congress pass a continuing resolution for Homeland Security before Christmas. […]
Wall funding being on the table in a Democratic-controlled House is not likely either, as Pelosi called the construction of border wall “immoral, ineffective, expensive.”
“[Trump] also promised Mexico would pay for it, so even if they did, it’s immoral still and they’re not going to pay for it,” she said.