Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) suggested that if a fence can’t be built high enough to keep illegal immigrants from coming into the country, then one idea is to look to how the Great Wall of China was built.
LePage made the comments on Wednesday during a visit at the Nexxlinx call center in Orono, Maine, according to the Bangor Daily News.
“They are going to our schools, and that’s a real problem for me,” LePage said. “If we can’t build a fence high enough…we ought to go to China and see how they built a wall.”
The audience laughed in response, according to the Daily News.
LePage is facing a tough re-election fight. The TPM Polltracker gives Democrat Mike Michaud a 3.5 point lead over the incumbent governor. Independent candidate Elliot Cutler is drawing 7.7 percent of the vote.