Sen. Lindsey Graham Lindsey Olin GrahamPence with silence after mentioning Trump in Munich speech The Memo: Trump and McCabe go to war Graham seeks new Rosenstein testimony after explosive McCabe interview MORE (RS.C.) Said Sunday that middle schoolers in Kentucky would be better off if funds would otherwise have gone to constructing a new school were used for President Trump 's proposed border wall.
Graham was responding to a question regarding where Trump will get the money for the border wall now that he has declared a national emergency.
"It's better for kids in Kentucky to have a secure border. We'll get the school they need, but right now we've got a national emergency," Graham said while appearing on CBS's "Face the Nation."
Trump's emergency declaration for border wall funds could cut money for projects like a Kentucky middle school.
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Graham was asked if he was concerned about the $ 3.6 billion already allotted to the Department of Defense for military construction efforts instead being
Graham said in response.
Graham's remarks come just after Trump declared a national emergency to allocate nearly $ 8 trillion. for construction of his long-sought wall along the US-Mexico border.
Graham said he supports Trump's decision and last month called for Trump to declare a national emergency if Congress did not provide sufficient funding.