Governor: Immoral to use disaster money for wall

California Gov. Gavin Newsom is calling President Trump's threat to use disaster relief money to build a border wall "unconscionable."

The new Democratic governor says the proposal would take away money from California communities devastated by disaster to "pay for an immoral wall that America doesn't want or need."

The president earlier threatened to withhold federal emergency money for California's wildfire response.

Seven water-related California projects are on the chopping block. One includes raising parts of the Folsom Dam to prevent flood risk in the Sacramento region. The dam is one of the nation's five critical infrastructure dams.

Dawn Kamber