Candidate Landmines Border – only in New Mexico. A congressional candidate is suggesting landmines on the border to secure the international boundary. The candidate is Republican nominee Tom Mullins who thinks the United States should place the landmines at the southern line.
“The U.S. could mine the border, install barbed wire, and post signs directing would-be border jumpers to cross legally at designated checkpoints. We could put land mines along the border. I know it sounds crazy. We could put up signs in 23 different languages if necessary,” Republican candidate Tom Mullins said in a statement.
After Mullins came under criticism for the comments made during the interview he added, “During the interview, border security came up, and he expressed concern that terrorists could carry a nuclear weapon across the Mexican border.” He clarified himself by stating, “I am not suggesting we do that.” He added that the suggestion about land mines was something he’d heard while campaigning and that it came in response to a complaint that nothing could be done to secure the crossing.
“When I heard it, I said, ‘Well, that’s an interesting concept,”‘ Mullins stated. “People are concerned,” Mullins added. “We’re hopeful we don’t have additional terrorist attacks. They expect our central government to actually do something and not avoid the problem.” Mullins is a petroleum engineer from the heart of America’s beautiful Southwest, Farmington, New Mexico.
He subsequently won the primary on June 1 for distract 3. Ironically this district does not even include any part of the crossing in New Mexico. The second District primary was won by Steve Pearce, it included southern New Mexico and has a 180-mile stretch of the international line. The first district was won by Jon Barela.