Utah's congressional leaders react to Trump's border wall proposal

    Utah's congressional leaders react to Trump's border wall proposal (File photo: KUTV)

    Utah's leaders in Congress are reacting to a proposal made by President Trump Saturday regarding a border wall on the southern U.S. border with Mexico.

    Republican Senator Mitt Romney said Trump "has put forth a reasonable, good faith proposal that will reopen the government and help secure the border. I look forward to voting for it and will work to encourage my Republican and Democratic colleagues to do the same."

    Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the shorted statement, just five words, saying: "I like it. Let's vote."

    Meanwhile, Democrat Ben McAdams was at a town hall meeting during the president's speech, and later issued this response via Twitter: "I’m glad the President now seems willing to discuss solutions for #DREAMers. I’ve voted 8 times to reopen the government. Let’s do it already and follow through on strong border security and immigration reform including a permanent fix for #DACA."

    "The President has made a reasonable, good-faith offer, and I hope my Democratic colleagues will give it the fair consideration it deserves. No compromise is perfect, but we can agree on the importance of ending this shutdown," Rep. John Curtis (R-UT) said.

    Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) said: “It is very good to hear that we will be voting on a solution to end the government shutdown and secure the border this week. I look forward to reading the legislation and being able to offer amendments if they are needed.”

    2News reached out to Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT) for comment but did not immediately hear back.

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