Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) believes that it is possible to fund the border wall without raising the budget.
GOP Sen. @RandPaul on the government shutdown over border wall funding: “Right now we’re spending $50 billion a year in Afghanistan. We could easily find $5 billion for a wall if we weren’t so busy building and rebuilding Afghanistan.” #CNNSOTU pic.twitter.com/9KD7eGUY5n
— State of the Union (@CNNSotu) December 23, 2018
During an interview on “State of The Union,” Paul explained his reasoning for his decision not to vote yes to a border wall unless there was a good way to fund it. However, the senator pointed out alternative ways to fund the wall.
“We promised to spend less money and so I won’t vote for it,” said Paul. “Well, I would if we were to offset it with cuts somewhere and so what I’ve advised is we spend about 50 billion dollars a year in Afghanistan. I think we should’ve declared victory years ago. I think we should come home and out of that 50 billion dollars in savings, I think we would have enough for a border wall and security.” – READ MORE