U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) claims a border wall would "do nothing to stop the overwhelming majority of drugs and criminals that enter our country."
Sen. Coons issued a statement reacting to the President's address from the Oval Office, saying “I am not going to support a costly and ineffective border wall that will do nothing to stop the overwhelming majority of drugs and criminals that enter our country through airports or land ports of entry."
“The President’s continued insistence on building a wall along our southern border, which he justifies with misleading and even false information, is not productive and only serves to further divide our country," Coons stated.
Sen. Coons said he and his colleagues are willing to vote to invest in "smart, effective border security," that does not include a wall. "It is my hope that he will understand in the coming days that he needs to accept one of the bipartisan options available to him to re-open the government and make sensible, robust investments in border security that we can all agree on.”