In an interview with The Arizona Republic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said she had a better solution than The Wall to monitor and safeguard the U.S.-Mexico border. Pelosi proposed "mowing the grass" and more fences as a border security solution. She called it a "more serious structure."
"I'm not the wall's biggest advocate in Congress," Pelosi said to congressional reporter Ron Hansen. "But I do know that representatives in the House and Senators in that body from the border areas have some serious objections to to a wall because they know how detrimental it can be to the community trade, to all the other aspects of a border."
"But, again, let's sit down and talk this through about what makes sense, not some commitment to a promise that we're going to build a wall and Mexico is going to pay for it. That's never going to happen," she said.
"Let's talk about where a more serious structure might be necessary, where fencing will do or mowing the grass so that people can't be smuggled through the grass. That's something -- levies, technology, personnel," Pelosi proposed.