Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday downplayed criticism of President Trump’s proposed border wall, saying Democrats will “pass anything as long as it doesn’t work.”
“Let me tell you, be frank with you,” Sessions said during an interview with Fox News when asked about 64 Democrats voting for approval of a fence at the southern border in 2006. “Whenever you come up with anything that actually fixed the problems, that is what does not pass. They’ll pass anything as long as it doesn’t work.”
Sessions added that Democrats will “talk about fixing the border again and again and again, but when the chips are down they back off.”
In 2006, President George W. Bush signed the Secure Fence Act of 2006, which authorized construction of a 700-mile fence at the U.S./Mexico border. Trump has proposed a 1,000 mile “real wall” along the southern border of the U.S.