WASHINGTON | Trump’s pick for AG once questioned value of border wall

WASHINGTON | Trump’s pick for AG once questioned value of border wall

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump‘s pick for attorney general, William Barr, once questioned the value of a wall along the Mexican border similar to the one the president has advocated, describing the idea as “overkill.”

Barr was attorney general under President George H.W. Bush when he was asked in a Feb. 24, 1992, interview whether he supported a proposal from Republican presidential challenger Pat Buchanan to erect a barrier of ditches and fences along the border to stop illegal immigration.

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