Rick Perry Speculates Mexican Drug Cartels, Unsecured Border Behind Texas DA Killing
It doesn’t take evidence for this Texas governor to start leaning toward a conclusion.
News reports suggest a white supremacist group called the Aryan Brotherhood may be connected to the murders of Texas District Attorney Mike McLelland, his wife Cynthia Woodward and Assistant District Attorney Mark Hasse.
But when Fox News asked Perry on Wednesday about the murders, he speculated that Mexican drug cartels and border security problems were behind the killings, saying:
We know the drug cartels are very, very active in our country now… I would suggest to you, it is really at the heart of this issue. You secure the border, then it makes it harder for these individuals to have access into this country as well as it addresses this whole issue that’s hanging out on immigration.
Police haven’t named suspects yet.
Under fire for his foundation-less ramblings, Perry walked back the comments the following day at a press conference.