comScore
Video

McCain: Thinking a Mexican Border Wall Will ‘Stop Illegal Immigration or Drugs Is Crazy’

During an interview with the Arizona Republic, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) shot down the idea that building a big beautiful wall along the Mexican border will solve the issues of illegal immigration and the illegal drug trade.

While the White House continues to push Congress to approve funding for the wall, McCain expressed skepticism that the Senate would jump on board the Trump administration’s vision, using a very famous wall as an example.

“I’m not against a border wall, OK,” McCain noted. “But go to China and you’ll see a border wall there.”

The Arizona lawmaker continued, “We need technology, we need drones, we need surveillance capabilities and we need rapid-reaction capabilities…but to think that a wall is going to stop illegal immigration or drugs is crazy.”

Trump made a wall along the US-Mexico border a centerpiece of his immigration policy during the campaign. In a campaign-style rally last night in West Virginia, he reassured supporters that the wall will get built. However, in a leaked transcript of his January call with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, Trump said the wall was the “least important thing.” POTUS also asked Nieto to stop saying that Mexico will not pay for the wall.

Watch the clip above, via The Arizona Republic.

[image via screengrab]

Follow Justin Baragona on Twitter: @justinbaragona

Have a tip we should know? tips@mediaite.com

  1. Mediaite
  2. The Mary Sue
  3. RunwayRiot
  4. LawNewz
  5. Gossip Cop