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Graham: $25B Trump Wants for Wall Can Be Spent Wisely

By    |   Sunday, 28 January 2018 04:42 PM

The United States is not going to build a 1,900-mile wall along the Mexican border, but the $25 billion President Donald Trump is asking for to build it and other border-security measures can be spent wisely, Sen. Lindsey Graham told ABC News "This Week" on Sunday.

"We aren't going to build a 1900-mile wall," the South Carolina Republican said, but stressed that Trump's overall proposal of a deal involving immigration reform and funds for border-security measures is credible.

Graham told ABC that "We spent $42 billion on border security in the Gang of Eight bill" in 2013 that the Senate passed, "so $25 billion is not an outrageous number."

He added that the president "deserves to have an escrow account to draw upon to secure the wall system, not just a wall, [because] you need wall systems; you need roads; you need ... to fix old fencing."

The senator insisted that the $25 billion could be spent wisely, saying that "We aren't going to put a wall in places it shouldn't go."

He insisted, "As to where the wall should go, and whether it should be a fence, we'll have experts decide that."

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The United States is not going to build a 1,900-mile wall along the Mexican border, but the $25 billion President Donald Trump is asking for to build it and other border-security measures can be spent wisely, Sen. Lindsey Graham told ABC News "This Week" on Sunday."We...
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