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Rep. Steve King: Border Wall Cheaper Than Building an Interstate

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By    |   Thursday, 24 August 2017 10:22 AM

Building a wall on the border between U.S. and Mexico is less expensive than building an interstate, according to Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa.

"When you bring up the argument that it's too expensive, that we can't afford to build it, that's not a serious argument," King said Wednesday in a Fox News interview with Tucker Carlson.

"We build interstate highways across expensive Iowa cornfields for $4 million a mile. That pays for real estate and everything. We can build a wall cheaper than we can build an interstate, and we need to do it, and it will pay for itself, I believe, before we can even get it completed.

The congressman said that if the wall is built properly, fewer law enforcement officers would be needed in the area. "If we do a good job on this wall, we are going to need not more boots on the ground to enforce it, but less boots on the ground, because there would be few people that try, and fewer places where they can get in."

King said he is certain that funding for a border wall will be passed. "This will get done. The funding will come through. I'm very confident of it, and I say it out loud here, because I believe it will come through."

"The wall is a monument to the rule of law," he added.

The Iowa congressman has expressed his support for the wall before. In July, he said in an interview on CNN's "New Day" that funding for the wall could come from Planned Parenthood or food stamps. 

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