Democratic Presidential candidate and former member of Congress Beto “Robert Francis” O’Rourke campaigned in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. During one of his speeches, he criticized the notion of border walls or barriers, saying they were the answer to a problem we don’t have. Here are the comments.
I’m here to tell you a profoundly positive story from the U.S.-Mexico border. We do not need any walls – $30 billion, 2,000 miles long, 30 feet high, that will not be built on the international boundary line, which is the center line of the Rio Grande river. That wall will be built well into the interior of someone’s ranch, someone else’s farm, someone else’s home. You and I will be forced to take their property to solve a problem we do not have.
This isn’t the first time Robert Francis O’Rourke has said we don’t need walls. Before announcing he was running for office Beto said that if he were president he would "absolutely" take down the border wall in El Paso, Texas.
Watch his comments from the campaign trail.