Sessions: We'll get border wall paid for 'one way or the other'

Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsThe Hill's Morning Report - After high-stakes Biden-Putin summit, what now? Border state governors rebel against Biden's immigration chaos Garland strikes down Trump-era asylum decisions MORE on Sunday expressed confidence that President Trump's proposed wall along the country's southern border would be funded.

"We're going to get it paid for one way or the other," Sessions said on ABC's "This Week" when asked if there is any evidence Mexico will pay for the wall.

He said he doesn't expect the Mexican government to "appropriate money" for the wall, but added there are ways "we can deal with our trade situation to create the revenue to pay for it."

Sessions also said he doesn't expect Democrats to shut down the government over funding for the president's border wall.


"I can't imagine the Democrats would shut down the government over an objection to building a down payment on a wall that can end the lawlessness," Sessions said.

"Our goal is not to reduce it 50, 60, 70 percent but to end illegality, create a lawful system of immigration where people apply to come here, they wait their turn."

Sessions said he's not engaged in budget negotiations, but said the country needs the border wall.

"It'll help us complete the promise that the president has made to the American people," he said.

"That's what they want ... and I believe Congress will eventually deliver."