Arizona senator says Trump's border wall not 'advisable'
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Sen. Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeBiden nominates former Sen. Tom Udall as New Zealand ambassador Biden to nominate Jane Hartley as UK ambassador: report The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Goldman Sachs - Voting rights will be on '22, '24 ballots MORE (R-Ariz.) said in an interview broadcast Sunday that Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTrump PACs brought in over M for the first half of 2021 Chicago owes Trump M tax refund, state's attorney mounts legal challenge Biden hits resistance from unions on vaccine requirement MORE’s plan to build a wall across the U.S. border with Mexico isn’t “advisable.”

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Speaking with John Catsimatidis in a radio interview, Flake was asked whether Trump, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, is right to be alarmed about border security.

“To think that we’d have a wall like Donald Trump is talking about across our 225-mile border with Mexico from California to Texas isn’t very feasible, or advisable,” he said.

But there are still concerns about the border, Flake said, admitting he is concerned about drug trafficking and the possibility of terrorists coming across from Mexico.

Flake argued the federal government hasn’t done enough to secure the border and Arizona is paying the price.

“Certainly we need better border security,” he said. “We have about a 750-mile border in Arizona with Mexico and we bear the brunt of the federal government’s failure to have a secure border.”

Flake has been a vocal critic of his party’s likely presidential nominee.

Last month he said he “can’t see [himself] voting for Donald Trump.”