Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, argued Wednesday that Congress should build President Trump's border wall by taking money from Planned Parenthood and federal food stamps.
On CNN, King said he supports the $1.6 billion in funding that the House is considering as a start for building the wall. But he said he'd add another $5 billion if he had his way.
"And I would find half of a billion dollars of that right out of Planned Parenthood's budget," he said. "And the rest of it could come out of food stamps and the entitlements that are being spread out for people that haven't worked in three generations."
"We've got to put America back to work, this administration will do it," he said.
When challenged on the idea of taking food stamp funding, he said that federal program was meant to deal with malnutrition, but said many of its users are now obese.
"Now we have a problem of obesity," he said. "And when you match up the EBT card with what the scales say on some of the folks, I think it's worth looking at. Michelle Obama looked at it, Republicans should be able to look at it too."
He also said the border wall would help create millions of new jobs, which would mean far fewer people will need federal aid.
"We will create the kind of security that would bring about 10 million new jobs in America just by enforcing immigration law," he said.