Rep. Cheri BustosCheryl (Cheri) Lea BustosGOP campaign chief confident his party will win back House The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by the National Shooting Sports Foundation - At 50 days in charge, Democrats hail American Rescue Plan as major win House Democrats' campaign arm lifts ban on consultants who work for primary challengers MORE (D-Ill.) on Friday said that Democrats could end up agreeing to funding for a "partial wall" along the U.S.-Mexico border in order to reopen the government, but noted that the border wall has "become nothing more than a symbol" to President TrumpDonald TrumpHarry Reid reacts to Boehner book excerpt: 'We didn't mince words' Man arrested for allegedly threatening to stab undercover Asian officer in NYC Trump says GOP will take White House in 2024 in prepared speech MORE.

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Bustos told CNN's "New Day" on Friday that such a deal would be typical of the kind of compromise Americans expect from lawmakers.

"It is nothing more than a symbol when you look at it in this perspective," Bustos said of Trump's wall proposal on Friday. "If we have a partial wall, if we have fencing, if we have technology used to keep our borders safe, all of that is fine but it has just become this symbol that the president is not going to have any give-or-take when it comes to this $5 billion dollars."

"[I]n the end, we might have to give or take a little bit. It’s just the way the world works,” Bustos added.

 

The congresswoman later clarified her comments in a tweet, saying, "We already have fencing & barriers along parts of the border. I support common sense and effective means to secure the border. We must negotiate to end the but not by giving the President a costly & ineffective taxpayer-funded wall for political cover."

Her remarks come just days after newly sworn-in Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiSunday shows preview: Democrats eye two-part infrastructure push; Michigan coronavirus cases surge Pence pleaded with military officials to 'clear the Capitol' on Jan. 6: AP Democrats see political winner in tax fight MORE (D-Calif.) seemed to indicate that Democrats in the House would provide "nothing" in funding for Trump's wall proposal as negotiations to reopen the government amid the partial shutdown continue.

"No, no. Nothing for the wall," Pelosi said in an interview that aired Thursday. Democrats have offered $1.3 billion for border security.

Pelosi and other Democrats have pointed to support from Republicans for bills that would reopen the government without fully funding the president's border wall as evidence that the blame for the shutdown remains with the White House, which has sought to accuse Democrats of not supporting secure borders amid the shutdown fight.

“We are asking the president to open up the government,” Pelosi said outside the White House following a meeting Wednesday with Trump. "We are giving him a Republican path to do that. Why would he not do it?”

Updated at 12:33 p.m.