Speaking to the governor from a state that shares a northern border with Canada, Chuck Todd wanted to know this morning on Meet the Press what Scott Walker thinks about the possibility of building a fence to keep people from coming into the country that way. “Why are we always talking about the southern border and building a fence there?” he asked. “We don’t talk about a northern border.”
“If this is about securing the border from potentially terrorists coming over, do you want to build a wall north of the border, too?” Todd asked Walker.
“Some people have asked us about that in New Hampshire,” Walker replied. “They raised some very legitimate concerns, including some law enforcement folks that brought that up to me at one of our town hall meetings about a week and a half ago. So that is a legitimate issue for us to look at.”
To combat terrorism on U.S. soil, Walker said, “It starts with securing the homeland. It wasn’t just about building a wall and securing our borders. It was also about making sure our intelligence community has the ability for counterterrorism and the ability to go after the infrastructure they need to protect us.”
So while a Donald Trump administration will come complete with the “biggest, best wall ever” along the U.S.-Mexico border, a Walker presidency could well see a fence in the north.