Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) argued on Sunday that it is “better” for children in Kentucky to have a wall constructed on the southern border than it is for them to have new badly needed schools.
Face the Nation host Margaret Brennan explained that President Trump’s national emergency declaration would divert $3.6 billion from military funds “including construction of a middle school in Kentucky” to instead fund the construction of his long-promised wall.
Graham argued that children of Kentucky need a border wall more urgently than they need new schools.
“The president will have to make a decision on where he gets the money,” Graham said. “Let’s just say for a minute that he took some money out of the military construction budget.”
“I would say it’s better for the middle school kids in Kentucky to have a secure border,” he continued. “We’ll get them the school they need, but right now, we’ve got a national emergency on our hands.”
Watch the interview, below: