December 10, 2016
WATCH: Steve King is really excited
for Trump's Mexico border wall
King doesn't just want a wall. He told CNN he wanted a
super duper fence-wall-fence, and has the plans, too!
Steve King's tweet and his planned concrete wall Salon
Iowa Rep. Steve King practically salivated on camera when asked about Trump’s proposed Mexico border wall Thursday morning on CNN's “New Day” with Alisyn Camerota.
King assured Camerota that John Kelly, Trump’s choice to head the Department of Homeland Security, will build that wall when given the go-ahead. The Iowa congressman and former contractor even said he has drawn up plans that he hopes Trump will consider.
King called for Trump to build not just any wall but “a fence, then a wall, then a fence.” You heard that right. He wants a wall sandwich.
King told Camerota that he envisioned a wall “made out of concrete” adding, “And, I’m calling upon President-elect Trump to not just settle for a wall. Let’s build a fence, then a wall, then a fence, so we create two no man's lands, one on either side of the wall. When we pick people up there they don’t really have an excuse. They weren't out there picking mushrooms.”
Camerota reminded King that Florida Rep. Dennis Ross told Bloomberg that there could be a virtual wall. “It could be a fence. It could be open surveillance to prevent people from crossing. It does not mean an actual wall,” Ross said.