Sen. Bob Corker says the standoff over a border wall that has shut down federal agencies is a “made-up fight” that is more about President Trump scoring political points than securing the country.
“This is a purposely contrived fight. At the end of the day, no matter who wins our borders are still going to be insecure,” Corker said on CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday.
Corker noted that Trump and Senate Democratic leaders are fighting over only a few billion dollars in border fencing funding with Trump asking Congress to spend $5 billion on a border wall while Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer has only offered $1.3 billion for border fencing.
Corker argued that if Trump was motivated primarily by border security instead of politics, he would have accepted the deal that Schumer offered him in January: $25 billion for border security in exchange for reauthorization of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
Read more at The Hill.