A Republican congressional candidate in North Carolina suggested that he’d be open to going to war with Mexico over problems with immigration and drug cartels.
The candidate, Mark Walker (pictured), the Republican nominee in the race to succeed Rep. Howard Coble (R-NC) in North Carolina’s 6th Congressional District, made the comments on June 26.
“I will tell you if you have foreigners who are sneaking in with drug cartels to me that is a national threat,” Mark Walker said during a speech to Tea Partiers in Rockingham County. The footage was reported by Rawstory.com via a post at the Daily Kos. “And if we got to go laser or blitz somebody with a couple of fighter jets for a little while to make our point, I don’t have a problem with that either. So yeah, whatever we need to do.”
A moderator for the event then asked Walker if he would have “any qualms about starting up a little war with Mexico.”
“We did it before,” Walker said. “If we need to do it again, I don’t have a qualm about it.”
During the same event Walker said he was open impeaching President Barack Obama if given the chance.
“Yes I would,” Walker said, in response to a question about whether he would support impeaching the President.
Watch Walker’s “laser and blitz” statement below:
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