The Kentucky politics blog Barefoot and Progressive has identified a change in Rand Paul’s stance on a border fence. He used to liken a barrier with Mexico as similar to “the Berlin Wall.” Now he supports erecting one:
Rand Paul in 2009:
“I don’t like the symbolism of a 15-foot fence going the whole border,” he said at the time. “Extraordinarily expensive. But it reminds me of the Berlin Wall which was built to keep people in and from fleeing to the West.
Rand Paul yesterday:
“We must build a fence across our southern border. It can be a physical fence, or an electronic fence or a combination. I believe the reality is the electronic fence will work better and be cheaper. But I will vote for any method to put a real obstacle at our border.”
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