Sessions: 'One Way or Another' We'll Pay for Wall
'We can deal with our trade situation to create the revenue,' AG says
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 23, 2017 11:37 AM CDT
Attorney General Jeff Sessions prepares to discuss implementation of the President's Executive Order 13773, at the Department of Justice, Tuesday, April 18, 2017, in Washington.   (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

(Newser) – When it comes to paying for President Trump's border wall with Mexico, the administration has options, says Attorney General Jeff Sessions. "We're going to get it paid for one way or the other," Sessions told ABC's This Week on Sunday, per the Hill, adding that he doesn't think Mexico will "appropriate money" for the contentious project. But "we can deal with our trade situation to create the revenue to pay for it." Politico reports that he added some of that money could come from $4 billion a year in excess tax credits that go to "mostly Mexicans. And those kind of things add up—$4 billion a year for 10 years is $40 billion." Democrats were dismissive, with Nancy Pelosi telling NBC's Meet the Press that "The wall is, in my view, immoral, expensive, unwise," while California AG Xavier Becerra told This Week that "I'm still trying to figure out who believes that a Medieval situation to fix our broken immigrant situation is what we need."

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