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BORDER WALL REFLECTS SOME DAYLIGHT BETWEEN CAPUANO, PRESSLEY

By Andy Metzger
STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, FEB. 13, 2018......A rift over the proposed southern border wall emerged Tuesday between Congressman Michael Capuano and his challenger in the Democratic primary, Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley.

Neither Capuano nor Pressley support the proposed wall on the southern border that President Donald Trump has championed, but Capuano indicated he would be more open to the idea if it meant achieving some of his immigration policy priorities.

"I got to be honest. Look, I don't care about a wall one way or the other. It is a nothing issue to me," Capuano told business leaders on Tuesday morning. "It's a stupid idea. It's a complete and total waste of money, but if he needs his political victory to some extent, I'm not going to give him $25 billion, but I'd give him something to play and say, 'Oh look my wall,' as long as he gave us real immigration reform so we don't have to play this game again."


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