Saturday, September 3, 2011

Conservative Heartache: Rick Perry Opposes Border Fence

There are many issues Rick Perry is on the right side of. This isn't one of them.
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — He may have been 2,000 miles from the border, but Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry’s immigration record in Texas quickly became the focus in New Hampshire Saturday afternoon.

Speaking to hundreds of Granite State voters at a private reception, the Texas governor was asked whether he supported a fence along the Mexican border.

“No, I don’t support a fence on the border,” he said. “The fact is, it’s 1,200 miles from Brownsville to El Paso. Two things: How long you think it would take to build that? And then if you build a 30-foot wall from El Paso to Brownsville, the 35-foot ladder business gets real good.”

The answer produced an angry shout from at least one audience member. And it exposed an ongoing rift with some conservative voters over Perry’s immigration record.

Tea party activists in Texas have been particularly upset by his steady opposition to the fence.

1 comment:

SE Pepper said...

Then he damned well better be in favor of redeploying our troops that are scattered around every dung hole overseas, and put them on border patrol to protect the very thing they took an oath to protect in the first place-- HERE!