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House Dems: ‘Pelosi Misled Our Caucus’ on Border Wall

“In my view, if you voted yes on that budget, you are voting for the down payment that Donald Trump talks about on his wall,” one Dem told BuzzFeed.

Democratic leaders in 2017

Democrats are up in arms over a vote they took last month to fund the government. According to some Democrats in the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), they believe a portion of the government funding is going to a “down payment” for President Trump’s border wall with Mexico.

Specifically, the CHC members are blaming House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi for “misleading” them.

“I think Pelosi misled our caucus in the last supplemental because it was $300 million allocated for replacement fencing in Arizona and California, and moving forward we can’t let our leadership mislead us,” Texas Rep. Filemon Vela said at a Congressional Hispanic Caucus meeting with reporters late last month.

“In my view, if you voted yes on that budget, you are voting for the down payment that Donald Trump talks about on his wall,” Vela later told BuzzFeed News.

Democratic leadership is in full denial mode, telling CHC members that the vote was “in no way a down payment on the wall,” but suspicions are up within the caucus.

To that end, CHC members are “demanding” a meeting with Democrats’ House leadership next week to discuss the vote and border wall funding. Several told BuzzFeed that if they don’t get their way, the CHC will attempt to shut down the government.