AZ Congressman Complains Border Wall Is Expensive — Sanders Fires Back: ‘Maybe He Ought to Show Up’
Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.) has been a frequent critic of President Donald Trump’s idea of building a border wall in his state. He tweeted Tuesday that “instead of spending billions on a wall that we don’t need, we could also address nutrition instability for the 1.5 million veterans on food stamps.”
Instead of spending billions on a wall that we don’t need, we could also address nutrition instability for the 1.5 million veterans on food stamps. Trump wants to slash this funding and make it harder for vets to put food on the table. https://t.co/0qyRVbbIOU
— Ruben Gallego (@RepRubenGallego) April 3, 2018
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked about his complaints, and she responded with a scorcher.
“What would it cost to make two arrests at the border when we can give a homeless veteran permanent housing for an entire year?” a reporter asked.
Sanders fired back:
“I don’t think you can put a cost on American life. The president sees securing the border as a national security issue and protecting Americans.
If that congressman is so concerned, maybe he ought to show up and actually support legislation that would fix these problems instead of blaming the president who’s actually trying to do something about it. We’d like to see him work with us in partnership and actually do something instead of just complain about it.”