Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), a conservative hard-liner and immigration hawk, cheered on elect Donald TrumpDonald TrumpGermany’s Merkel says she has ‘good working relationship’ with Trump Sharpton confronts Omarosa at conference 100-day standard is 'ridiculous' to Trump because he's failed it MORE’s pick for Homeland Security, Gen. John Kelly, tweeting a photo with him in front of a scale model of a proposed border wall with Mexico.
“Excellent Trump appointment for Secretary of Homeland Security, General John Kelly & I discuss border security with my wall model on table,” a tweet from King read.
Excellent Trump appointment for Secretary of Homeland Security, General John Kelly & I discuss border security with my wall model on table. pic.twitter.com/OGkBcN6NjU— Steve King (@SteveKingIA) January 13, 2017
A border wall and stronger immigration policies were a major part of Trump’s campaign platform while running for office. On the campaign trail, Trump said Mexico would pay for a border wall.
Earlier this week, the president-elect started looking into getting funding for the wall from Congress, saying he would later ask for Mexico to reimburse the U.S. Mexico has repeated vehemently that it will not pay for such a wall.