PARIS (AP) — France’s yellow vest movement kept up pressure on President Emmanuel Macron with mainly peaceful marches and scattered skirmishes Saturday, its 11th straight weekend action despite internal divisions and growing worries about protest violence.
The ranks of a new Central American migrant caravan reportedly grew in size to more than 12,000 as of Friday. The caravan is now heading to Mexico’s southern border.
The New York Police Department reported that Detroit Lions linebacker Trevor Bates punched a police sergeant in the face, while being booked for refusing to pay cab fare on Saturday.
On Saturday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Cavuto Live,” House Chief Deputy Democratic Whip Dan Kildee (D-MI) stated that “a wall from sea to shining sea” is a bad idea, but Democrats support “fencing and barriers where appropriate,” and he is open to some wall funding. Kildee said, “Well, you can call it what you want. We’re open, and continue to support effective border security, which would include fencing and barriers where appropriate, but also, hopefully, will focus much more attention on those issues that relate to our ports of entry.” Host Neil Cavuto then asked Kildee if he agreed with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) characterization of a wall as immoral. Kildee answered, “I think a wall from sea to shining sea would be. I don’t think we’re talking about that any longer.” Cavuto then asked, “[Y]ou would be open for some wall funding if it came to that?” Kildee responded, “Well, for sure, and we’ve supported that in the past.” Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett
On Saturday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Up,” DNC Chair Tom Perez praised House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) handling of the government shutdown. Perez said, “This was a hostage-taking, plainly and simply. And Speaker Pelosi was spot on to do what she did.” Perez continued by stating that, moving forward, Democrats will talk about health care, creating jobs, and combating corruption. Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett
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