Senior Republican congressman opposes using military funds for border wall
Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX) speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., March 22, 2018. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein/File Photo

The top Republican on the U.S. House of Representatives Armed Services Committee said on Tuesday he was against using military funds for building a wall President Donald Trump wants to construct on the U.S.-Mexico border.

“I am opposed to using defense dollars for non-defense purposes,” Representative Mac Thornberry told reporters.

(Reporting by Patricia Zengerle; Writing by Mohammad Zargham; Editing by James Dalgleish)