Doug Jones: ‘I Am Not Going to Give Wall Money Just to Give Wall Money’

‘We’ve been talking about dollars and cents and not plans’


JONES: “ I am not going to give wall money just to give wall money. What I’d like to see is the plan about how that money is going to be spent. Where it’s going to be spent. That’s what we’ve been lacking so far in this shutdown for the last three weeks. We’ve been talking about dollars and cents and not plans. As soon as I think people see plans and see how money is going to be spent, that’s what Congress is supposed to do. We’re supposed to be the good stewards of the people’s money and we have not seen those plans. They may be developing over the last few days because I think that the administration has recognized this is not just about dollars and cents. It’s about how to secure the borders. And the plans they’ll have to do that. Last year the government — the administration brought us a plan for $25 billion worth of border that I bought into. I thought it was a good plan. I passed — I was part of the group that had the bill for $25 billion and the administration shot it down. So we need to see the plans and then go from there.”

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