Speech to Text for Senator Wyden Holds Town Hall in Medford
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talk about. andryanna says: "the auditorium here at north medford high school was full of people wanting to hear what wyden is doing to represent them in washington. one of the biggest topics of course was the border wall." wyden told the room he supports some sort of border security but doesn't think the wall the president's been proposing makes sense. wyden says: "i'm going to work for common sense approaches in border security. the wall doesn't meet that test now. it isn't going to meet it in the future. and i am going to continue to oppose this wall." while was a boo coming from one side of the room, others clapped and cheered in agreement. buffi says: "you can use surveillance and stuff, which would work better. i think if you're going to do something, do it sensibly. i mean billions of dollars for a concrete wall is just ridiculous." wyden says he doesn't agree with the president's recent national emergency declaration. the white house says this declaration could allow the president to tap into allocated funds from other agencies to get that wall built. a concept the senator is strongly against. wyden says: "the constitution is very clear, that congress appropriates the funds. the president does not appropriate the funds." ends in clap nats another huge topic was the jordan cove lng pipeline andryanna says: "coming up on newswatch 12 at 6, i'll show you why many in the room were disappointed in oregon's