In interviews with CNN, two Republican senators known for their liberal-leaning positions on immigration fed the embattled media outlet with plenty of anti-Trump meat to chew on.
It started with Sen. McCain (R – Ariz.), who was part of the Gang of Eight which penned a 2,000-page amnesty bill in 2014.
According to McCain, the wall will cost taxpayers billions of dollars and will not do enough to fight illegal immigration. Although a true statement, when asked about Mexico paying for the wall, McCain said, “It’s not a viable option.” He did not provide any substance to back up his claim.
Next, Sen. Bob Corker (R – Tenn.) said he doesn’t want to see any spending on anything when asked by CNN how he feels about taxpayers paying for the wall if Mexico doesn’t fund the initiative.
The senator voiced his opposition by citing plans discussed during a recent GOP retreat. “I hear people talking about spending money on so many things, and at the same time talking about lowering the revenues we take in here in the country. And it’s just a recipe for disaster.”
Corker was referring to President Trump’s proposed tax cuts when mentioning lower revenues.
Neither senator mentioned the cost of allowing illegal immigrants to continue flowing into the U.S. According to the Federation for American Immigration Reform, it costs taxpayers $133 billion per year to fund the illegal aliens already residing in the U.S.
— Deena Zeina Zaru (@Deena_CNN) February 3, 2017
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