Congressional candidate Samuel "Joe" Wurzelbacher called for building a fence and to "start shooting" as part of the solution to illegal immigration at a political event over the weekend in Arizona.
Mr. Wurzelbacher, known as "Joe the Plumber," is the Republican challenger to U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D., Toledo) in the 9th Congressional District.
He spoke Friday night at a fund-raiser in Prescott, Ariz., for Arizona state Sen. Lori Klein.
"For years I've said, 'Put a damn fence on that border going to Mexico and start shooting … ' That's how I feel. I'm not going to hide it just because I'm running for office. I want the borders protected, and I'm very adamant about that," Mr. Wurzelbacher said.
The comment was made in the course of a 14-minute off-the-cuff speech that touched on the importance of conservatives voting for representatives who share their views at the local level.
It was reported by PrescotteNews.com. He said too many conservatives are afraid to speak their minds.
First of all, why is this dipstick in Arizona? You're running in Marcy Kaptur's district, numbskull. In OHIO. You can at least pretend like the House seat you're running for is something more important to your constituents than making yourself famous for so you can land that cushy lobbyist job later on.
Second, "shoot all the brown people" may work in Arizona. Ohio? Not so much.
Kaptur failing to win here would be malfeasance. This guy is an embarrassment to the state and country.
Of course, that means he'd fit right in with the rest of the GOP.