Perry calls idea of U.S.-Mexico border wall "ridiculous"

“You got strategic fencing in some of the metropolitan areas – it’s very helpful,” the Texas governor said. “But the idea that you’re going to build a wall from Brownsville to El Paso is just — it’s ridiculous on its face.”

That was in the context of Perry saying how he’d asked Washington for 1,000 National Guard troops and how current efforts at border security are ineffective.

Perry swatted at the Obama administration’s assertion that the “border is safer than it’s ever been.”