Bost Says Funding Trump Wants for Wall is More Than Just a Wall

WASHINGTON, D.C. (RFD) — With no resolution of the standoff over border security funding, the partial federal government shutdown rolls on. President Donald Trump is considering declaring a national emergency on the southern border in order to get work going on his so-called “border wall,” but one Southern Illinois Congressman says calling it a wall might be confusing some.

U.S. Representative Mike Bost of Murphysboro says the wall is actually a number of border security measures.

He acknowledges there are places along the border where tunnels have been used to sneak into America, and says there must be a variety of methods put into play to secure the border. Trump’s Oval Office speech will be followed by a visit Thursday to the southern border to highlight his demand for a barrier, a trip opponents have characterized as a publicity stunt.