AZ Sheriff Opposes Border Wall: ‘Medieval Solution to a Modern Problem’

An Arizona sheriff is opposed to President Donald Trump’s proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, calling it a “medieval solution to a modern problem.”

Pima County Sheriff Mark Napier said in an interview with New York Times podcast “The Daily” that lawmakers would be better off giving a fraction of the estimated billions it would take to build the wall to law enforcement.

“I think it’s kind of a medieval solution to a modern problem,” Napier said. “I mean, 10,000 years ago we were building walls around things, and here we are in 2017, and this is the best idea we can come up with?”

On “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” Napier, whose county includes 125 miles of the border and the city of Tucson, doubled down on his comments.

He said he’s completely in favor of securing our porous border, which he called a national security problem, a public safety problem…



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