Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) said President Donald Trump triggering a government shutdown over financing for a wall on the U.S. Mexico border is “juvenile.”

Corker said, “This is an intentionally contrived battle over, at the end of the day no matter who wins, our borders are still going to be insecure. I think you know that back in 2013, John Hogan and I crafted a border security amendment that passed with 69 votes in the Senate where Republican politicians remained in the minority. I’m a junior senator from Tennessee, and 69 people elected $46 billion to protect our border. It was overly authoritative, and it was overkill, however our borders would have been secure. Not long ago, simply a few months back, the president could have received $25 billion in border security just by handling the DREAMers which, by the way, the majority of Republicans desire to deal with the DREAMers concern. We had $25 billion that could have been invested on now the government is shut down over what ultimately is going to be $2 billion. This is a made-up fight so that the president can look like he’s battling. Even if he wins, our borders are going to be insecure.”

He continued, “Part of it is due to the fact that of what we’re spending the loan on. We have all sort of technology, as you understand, that we can use to protect the borders. $46 billion did consist of 700 miles of fencing, which is essential, however there are all sort of innovation that we use in Iraq and Afghanistan to protect our borders. It’s not like going to the about Pentagon and stating we require to buy fighters, stealth fighters and they’re supersonic and have accuracy assisted rockets however let’s use the Wright bros. It’s not just about the loan. It has to do with what we’re investing it on. We can secure our borders. We can resolve this issue. This is a made-up battle.”

He added, “This is something that is unnecessary. It’s a phenomenon and, openly, it’s juvenile. The entire thing is juvenile.”

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