Rand Paul calls U.S.-Canada border wall a ‘pretty dumb idea’

Asked about the notion of building a fence along the Canadian border, the Republican presidential candidate said it’s an issue “for us to look at”.


But the 1,538-mile border between the Lower 48 states and Canada has almost no fencing – and Sen.

Republican candidates have always used tough language on illegal immigration, but they usually focus more on the southern border with Mexico. In 2010, U.S. agents are said to have arrested 450,000 migrants crossing from Mexico.

There might very well be a legitimate discussion to be had about building a wall along the U.S.-Canadian border.

“They want people who will take on Washington, who will shake things up, and I agree with that”, Walker said.

On Sunday, Wisconsin Governor, Scott Walker, answering a variety of questions from Chuck Todd, including the topic of border security.

The Great Wall-Off of Canada would stretch 3,987 miles from sea to shining sea, presumably keeping us safe from Canadian imports that can be hazardous in large quantities, such as ice wine, poutine and former Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier. 

News of Walker’s ad buys comes just two weeks after the heavily funded super PAC backing his GOP rival Jeb Bush announced it was spending at least $10 million in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina as well. 

“You can’t build a wall in rugged terrain like exists there”.

Mr. Walker also stressed a need for “securing the homeland” and said people talking about birthright citizenship are trying to “distract” from the issue of border security. He’s had more back-and-forths on immigration than all the other candidates combined, even more than Donald Trump, who at least can stay consistent for a whole week.

Later in the day he tweeted that he wouldn’t ignore concern expressed from law enforcement.

“Despite the attempts of some to put words in his mouth, Gov. Walker wasn’t advocating for a wall along our northern border”, campaign spokeswoman AshLee Strong said. Walker this weekend suggested considering another one – a wall at the Canadian border.


Scott Walker rides a motorcycle and has ideas about border security.

Walker's talk about Canadian border wall draws derision