By Luige del Puerto | Arizona Capitol Times
A legislative panel that is looking into border security skirted a nagging question at a meeting this morning – what to do with roughly $260,000 that was raised to build a fence on the U.S.-Mexico border.
“The committee has to decide how to spend it. I can scream all I want [about] how and when I want to spend it, but that’s irrelevant,” said Rep. Steve Smith, R-Maricopa. Smith authored the border fence project.
The funds are insufficient to build a mile of concrete fencing, and there have been suggestions to use them for other border security purposes.