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Sen. Graham: Wall More Critical Than Construction of Middle School

graham on sunday defended trump's national emergency declaration

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP)

By    |   Sunday, 17 February 2019 06:23 PM

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., on Sunday pitched President Donald Trump’s border wall as more critical than the construction of a Kentucky middle school.

"It's better for the middle school kids in Kentucky to have a secure border,” Graham said during an appearance on CBS’ “Face the Nation” after host Margaret Brennan pointed out that about $3.6 billion in government funds, including money for the construction of a middle school in Kentucky, would be used to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border following President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency.

“We'll get them the school they need,” he added. “But right now, we've got a national emergency on our hands. Opioid addiction is going through the roof in this country. Thousands of Americans died last year and dying this year because we can't control the flow of drugs into this country and all of his coming across the border. …”

Trump on Friday declared that the "current situation at the southern border presents a border security and humanitarian crisis that threatens core national security interests and constitutes a national emergency” after Congress allocated just $1.375 billion for 55 miles of new fences along the border in Texas in the new spending bill.

Trump had sought $5.7 billion for 234 miles of steel walls.

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Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., on Sunday pitched President Donald Trump's border wall as more critical than the construction of a Kentucky middle school.
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