Congressman Capuano On 2018 And How Democrats Can Seize The Moment

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Representative Michael Capuano at WBUR. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Representative Michael Capuano at WBUR. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Congressman Michael Capuano, the Democrat representing the Massachusetts Seventh District, joined us to talk about the future of his party, the tax bill, and DACA.

On DACA and DREAMers

"I think that's one of the few things that we should be able to work well on — if some of my republican colleages are serious are what they've said in the past. It will probably be messy like everything in Washington. But this is one of the few things that I'm thinking and hoping that we can come to some agreement on."

On President Trump and the border wall

"[President] Trump seems to go whichever way the wind blows depending what he can get in Congress. I do not think that Democrats will cave in on the wall right away. I don't think he'll get a lot of Democratic support for it, and the question is does he want to drive that all the way down — I'm not sure the Republicans will want to pay for it after they just spend a trillion and a half, or maybe two trillion depending how you count, on a tax cut."


Congressman Michael Capuano, is the representative from Massachusetts' 7th District. He tweets @repmikecapuano.

This segment aired on January 3, 2018.

Anthony Brooks Senior Political Reporter
Anthony Brooks is WBUR's senior political reporter.


Kassandra Sundt Producer/Reporter
Kassandra Sundt was a Radio Boston producer and reporter at WBUR. She started at the station as a Here & Now intern in 2010.



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