Arizona senator says Trump's border wall not 'advisable'
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Sen. Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeFlake donates to Democratic sheriff being challenged by Arpaio in Arizona The Hill's Morning Report - Trump says US-China trade talks to resume, hails potential trade with Japan, UK Joe Arpaio to run for Maricopa County sheriff in 2020  MORE (R-Ariz.) said in an interview broadcast Sunday that Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump's top adviser on Asia to serve as deputy national security adviser United Auto Workers strike against GM poised to head into eighth day Trump doubles down on call to investigate Biden after whistleblower complaint: 'That's the real story' 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.”