Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) revealed he would support President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall one day after publishing an opinion piece in The Washington Post critiquing nearly everything about the current administration.
“I would vote for the border wall,” Romney, former Republican presidential candidate, told CNN’s Jake Tapper. "We should have a wall on the southern border,” the former governor of Massachusetts added.
While he considers the government shutdown an “unfortunate” situation, Romney did not directly criticize it. Trump has pledged to continue the shutdown for “as long as it takes” to secure federal funding for his proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall, which would come with a multibillion-dollar price tag, even though the president has previously said that Mexico would pay for it.