Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain told crowds in Tennessee on Saturday that an electrified fence should be built on the Mexican border to prevent, or potentially kill anyone attempting to enter the country illegally.
Cain later told the press that he was joking when he made the statement.
The New York Times relays Cain’s description of the fence: “It’s going to be 20 feet high. It’s going to have barbed wire on the top. It’s going to be electrified. And there’s going to be a sign on the other side saying, ‘It will kill you — Warning.'”