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Mike Huckabee Wants a West Bank Barrier on U.S.-Mexico Border (Audio)

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Fox News host and former GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee recently said the U.S.-Mexico border should be secured like the West Bank barrier in Israel.

Huckabee also told radio host Steve Deace on Monday that President Obama deserved to be impeached, noted RightWingWatch.org (audio below).

“There’s no doubt that he has done plenty of things worthy of impeachment,” stated Huckabee, but he lamented that impeachment wouldn't work because Republicans do not control the U.S. Senate.

"There are a number of things that this president has done in the overuse of executive power, his complete ignoring of the law," said Huckabee, who complained about Obama giving exemption waivers to "his pals."

However, those waivers are only temporary to give corporate America more time to comply with Obamacare. 2014 is the last year that the waivers will be given, notes FactCheck.org.

When talking about undocumented immigrants, Huckabee claimed, "We have a president who has placed Border Agents 40 miles from the border."

In reality, some Border Patrol stations are 40 miles from the border and have been there for decades. Border Patrol agents are allowed to patrol the U.S.-Mexico border and have even been known to cross the border.

"I've watched Israel build a security fence, and yes, it's a smaller country," said Huckabee. "I've been in a helicopter and flown the entire length of their security fence. They went from one thousand suicide bombers a year to zero once they put that fence up."

Of course, there is a huge difference between Israel's West Bank barrier and the U.S.-Mexico border, namely the massive amount of commerce that passes through daily. According to The New York Times, $98.5 billion worth of commerce passes through the U.S. border town Laredo, Texas, alone.

Also, undocumented immigrants are not committing suicide bombing in America, as in Israel.

Sources: RightWingWatch.org, FactCheck.org, The New York Times (Image Credit: Marc Nozell)

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