GOP Sen Johnson: Trump Border Wall a ‘Metaphor’ for Securing the Border

Thursday on CNN’s “New Day,” Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) argued that President Donald Trump’s pledge for a border wall did not mean a wall from one end of the U.S.-Mexico border to the other, but instead was a “metaphor” for securing the border.

According to Johnson, that could come in the form of other barriers, including fencing.

“I’ve always thought the wall was a metaphor for securing the border,” Johnson said. “And I just think it’s incredibly important that this president — finally, we have an administration that has committed itself to securing the border in whatever shape and form that takes. And yes, we do need better barriers. We do need better fencing. We’ve border patrol deputies and chiefs tell us fencing works, we need more of it. We’re going to do this in a very thoughtful manner.”

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