'Secure the border with boots on the ground,' says Perry

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Texas Gov. Rick PerryJames (Rick) Richard PerryThe Hill's 12:30 Report: State of the Union takeaways | Sights and sounds from the night | Virginia attorney general admits he wore blackface Energy Secretary Rick Perry is designated survivor for 2019 State of the Union Live coverage: Trump delivers State of the Union MORE (R) did not hold back in addressing reporters' questions on major issues, including national security, immigration reform, economic policy and gay rights, at a luncheon hosted by The Christian Science Monitor on Thursday.