As House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) steadfastly refuses to take up any funding bill to reopen shuttered government agencies that contains money for POTUS Donald Trump’s border wall, rank-and-file Democrats in both chambers are starting to show signs of breaking.

“I know we’re going to have to add additional border security … We’ve got about 700 miles of existing fencing. Where folks say we need additional barrier protections, I’m all for it,” Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) told Fox Business Channel’s Neil Cavuto on Wednesday.

“On the Senate side, we understand. I don’t think any Senators … said they don’t want any secured structure fence or wall or whatever you want to call it,” Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) said.

“Everybody is for border security. The question is, let’s do it in a rational, economic, sensible way. There are places where a wall makes sense,” added Sen. Angus King, a Maine Indepdendent who has often sided with Democrats.

Pelosi has called border walls “immoral,” but Delaware Democratic Sen. Chris Coons disagreed. In an interview with Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday” on January 13, he said, “I personally don’t think that a border wall is in and of itself immoral.”

“I am a huge advocate of border security. I think fencing makes sense in a lot of places. We have hundreds of miles of fencing, and in a lot of places, fences alongside roads make sense,” said Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), said earlier this month.

Added the House’s No. 2 Democrat, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer of Maryland, ““Look, I think physical barriers are part of the solution. … If it’s protecting people, it’s moral. … So we’re for border security and I think we can get there.”

Freshman Democrat Democratic Rep. Elaine Luria of Virginia is also urging Pelosi to give the president’s wall funding a vote if he agrees first to end the shutdown.

“He’s not talking about a wall from sea to shining sea. That is not what we are talking about. We are talking about physical barriers as recommended by experts,” Luria said.

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