WASHINGTON - Thursday, the Republican-led house approved a package with President Trump's $5.7 billion request for funds to go toward building a border wall.
Later Thursday, Texas Congressman Vicente Gonzalez responded to the reports, calling the border wall useless.
“If this goes through in the Senate, the President of the United States, along with many House Republicans, just cost the American people almost six billion of their hard-earned dollars," Gonzalez said in a statement. "This wall does not secure our border. This is not the solution. Mr. President, my fellow colleagues, you have made a serious mistake, which will cause the government to potentially shutdown. So much for Merry Christmas.”
Gonzalez represents the 15th Congressional District of Texas. That area covers area outside of San Antonio all the way down to the Valley.