Here’s how local politicians reacted to President Trump’s border wall speech

"This is political theatre. These games are putting our national security at risk."

Burlington, MA- April 09, 2018: Congressman Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) during a program announcing the partnership between the U. S. Army Research Laboratory and North Eastern University at the George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security in  Burlington, MA on April 09, 2018. The announcement recognized the the agreement between the U. S. Army Research Laboratory and North Eastern University to locate the Northeastern Regional Hub for ARL’s Extended Campus at Northeastern’s George J. Kostas Research Institute.  (Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff) section: metro reporter:
Congressman Seth Moulton. –Craig F. Walker / The Boston Globe, File

President Donald Trump made his case for funding for a southern border wall Tuesday night, and, in turn, leading Democrats criticized his remarks.

While local leaders may not have physically stood with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer during their rebuttal, they echoed the pair’s sentiments on social media.

Here’s what Massachusetts politicians had to say about border wall funding and the ongoing partial federal government shutdown. (Some of the following comments were just prior to Trump’s address.)

U.S. Sen. Ed Markey

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren

U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton


U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley

U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III

U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern

U.S. Rep. Lori Trahan

U.S. Rep. Richard Neal

U.S. Rep. Bill Keating

U.S. Rep. Katherine Clark


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