Swift Comments on Trump’s Purported Plan to Use Military Funding to Build Border Wall

02 April 2018 The Atlantic News
Partner Christopher Swift is quoted in an article in The Atlantic, “Could Trump Actually Use Military Funding for His Border Wall?” about reports that the president is considering using military funds to build a wall along the Mexican border.

Using defense funds to build a border wall would likely require congressional approval, Swift said. But the “bigger question is whether Congress really wants the president treating something that has historically been a law-enforcement enterprise as a defense enterprise, as a military enterprise,” he said.

Moreover, any attempt to have the Defense Department fund the wall but not oversee it would likely result in an “administrative nightmare,” he added.