Scott Walker Doesn't Rule Out Building a Fence Along US-Canada Border

The Wisconsin governor cites "legitimate concerns" about security there.

Asked by NBC about the notion of building a fence along the Canadian border, the Republican presidential candidate said it's an issue "for us to look at."

"Some people have asked us about that in New Hampshire," Walker told NBC News' Chuck Todd in a "Meet the Press" interview that aired Sunday.

Since first making the comment to NBC, Walker has taken to Twitter to double down on his stance that a northern border fence is an idea worth considering. The campaign declined to comment today, instead directing ABC News to his tweet:

Vermont Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy, whose state borders Canada, issued a statement today calling Walker's comment "one of the craziest" ideas he has heard this election.

“As someone who was born and raised not too far from the Canadian Border, I could not believe Governor Walker’s statement. Election season always brings out crazy ideas, but this is one of the craziest,” Leahy said in a paper statement. "Governor Walker simply must be unaware of the economic prosperity that commerce across the northern border brings to the United States. Those of us who represent states that share a border with Canada know better."

“You see, Islamic extremists and other terrorists are most likely using the same trails into our homeland as the drug cartels, the weapons smugglers and the human traffickers," Walker said Friday in what was the first major foreign policy speech of his presidential campaign.

Walker, who was the clear front-runner in Iowa polls for much of the year, has recently fallen into the single-digits in that state as Trump has surged to the top of the field.

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