Joe Walsh Sends Letter to President Obama in Reaction to Immigration Speech in El Paso
Obama's original (sarcastic) comment about US border control:
They’ll say we need to triple the border patrol. Or quadruple the border patrol. They’ll say we need a higher fence to support reform.
Maybe they’ll say we need a moat. Or alligators in the moat.
- President Obama, May 10, 2011
Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill) has a serious (if snarky) reply:
I actually think a moat might be a very good idea and I’m wondering how many alligators it would take to secure the entire boarder. Again, I don’t know if you were serious, but what I do know is that much of your behavior toward securing the border and enforcing our immigration laws hasn’t been serious thus far.
And if it would take introducing legislation to build a moat with alligators in order to secure our borders to get you to be serious on the topic – I’m game.
Representative Joe Walsh