Lindsey Graham: ‘Don’t Need $25 Billion For a Wall…We’re Not Going to Build a 1,900-Mile Wall’
On President Trump’s border wall request, Sen @LindseyGrahamSC tells @MarthaRaddatz “You don’t need $25 billion for a wall…we’re not going to build a 1,900 mile wall.” #ThisWeek pic.twitter.com/goWXGL47Tw
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) January 28, 2018
Last week, the White House unveiled its latest immigration proposal. Besides including a path to citizenship for 1.8 million immigrants, the plan calls for $25 billion to be set aside to build President Donald Trump’s long-promised wall along the Mexican border.
Well, the way one Republican senator sees it, not only is that amount of money unnecessary, but he also wants the president to know that America won’t build a large wall along the border.
Appearing on ABC’s This Week, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) told host Martha Raddatz that “you don’t need $25 billion for a wall.” He added that the country needs “wall systems” and to fix “old fencing.”
“We’re not going to build a 1,900-mile wall,” Graham stated. ” The $25 billion can be spent wisely because the Gang of Eight bill spent $42 billion to secure the border. So we’re not gonna build a wall in places where it shouldn’t go.”
Graham was one of the handful of GOP senators that voted against the short-term continuing spending resolution earlier this month that led to the weekend-long government shutdown. The South Carolina lawmaker cited lack of a DACA solution as the reason he initially voted against the CR.
Watch the clip above, via ABC News.
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