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Joe the Plumber's Immigration Solution

August 14, 2012

The immigration issue may seem complex to some -- but not Samuel "Joe the Plumber" Wurzelbacher. His solution? Put up a border fence and "start shooting."

The Cleveland Plain Dealer:

At a Prescott, Arizona fundraiser for Arizona State Sen. Lori Klein, Wurzelbacher applauded Klein's stance against illegal immigration as he denounced political correctness.

"We're afraid to say anything because we are afraid someone will report it on the 5 o'clock news," said Wurzelbacher, of Holland. "For years, I've said put a damned fence on the border going to Mexico and start shooting. I am running for Congress and that should be a bad thing to say. You know what? It's how I feel. I am not going to hide it because I am running for an office. I want my borders protected and I am very, very adamant about that."

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Wurzelbacher explored the illegal immigration theme again at a Patriot Rally in Arizona, where he suggested: "Put troops on the border and start shooting. I bet that solves our illegal immigration problem real quick."

This isn't exactly the only time Wurzelbacher, the GOP congressional nominee for in Ohio's 9th District, has made provocative comments lately: In June he posted a video suggesting gun control led to the Holocaust and the Armenian Genocide.

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