Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley’s Democratic presidential campaign is blasting rival Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonO’Keefe files FEC complaint against Clinton camp, DNC Another Bush family member not voting for Trump WATCH LIVE: Trump speaks at first event since charity roast MORE as “flat-out wrong” for supporting fences along America’s borders.
“Secretary Clinton bragging about building a border fence over in New Hampshire today is exactly the kind of outdated, intolerant thinking that the Democratic Party cannot represent,” O’Malley for President spokeswoman Gabi Domenzain said in a statement.
“The Democratic Party must be the party that embraces new American immigrants, and that’s just the kind of principled leadership that Governor O’Malley has always shown,” Domenzain added. "He understands that the enduring symbol of our nation isn’t the barbed wire fence — it’s the Statue of Liberty.”
The O’Malley campaign’s attack follows Clinton’s remarks Monday night touting her work funding border fences during her Senate tenure.
“I voted numerous times when I was a senator to spend money to build a barrier to try to prevent illegal immigrants from coming in,” she said during a town hall. "And I do think you have to control your borders.
“But I think that it’s also true that we need to do more to try to number one, deal with the people who are already here, many of whom have been here for decades,” Clinton added. "It is just never going to happen that we’re going to round up and deport 11 or 12 million people.
“I don’t care how tall the wall is or how big the door is, that is never going to happen. And I think that’s an unnecessarily provocative thing to say.”