Steve King

When is a wall not a wall? GOP redefines Trump's border wall

Congressional Republicans have a new talking point about President Donald Trump's border wall: It's not really a wall at all.

Instead, the wall is "a bit of a metaphor as to border security," in the words of Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart of Florida.

Or, a "quote, wall," as Sen. John McCain of Arizona put it: A combination of drones, towers, anti-tunneling devices and the like that add up to enhanced border security.

The issue arose this week as Congress squabbled over government-wide spending legislation, including money for security measures along the U.S.-Mexico border.

After the president backed off his demands in face of Democratic...

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