Watch This Mexican Congressman Climb The Border Fence To Protest Donald Trump
- Author: Jack Replman Mar 06, 2017,
Mar 06, 2017, 0:31
At one point the camera pans over to the ocean near the spot Guerra sits, where the wall abruptly ends on the beach.
Guerra, a member of Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto's ruling political party, says in the video that he visited the border not just to slam Trump's wall plan but also to talk with people being sent back to Mexico by the US Immigration and Naturalization Service.
Mr Guerra said building the wall would be an "absurd and unnecessary waste".
Photos and video of Braulio Guerra's stunt atop the metal fence have been shared hundreds of times since being posted on Wednesday.
"This is to be able to improve the relationship and stop the migrant flow, and return to friendly relations that produce jobs, that translate into good economic terms and development for both countries", Guerra said.
It is worth noting, though, that Guerra did not post any photos or video footage of himself climbing the wall, so some in the Twittersphere questioned how he reached the top and how easy such a feat really is.
"You can climb it with great ease, one climbs in an instant", Guerra said in the video. In addition to opposition from Democrats, Republican Congressman Will Hurd of Texas blasted the wall proposal in January as "the most expensive and least effective way to secure the border".
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials did not immediately return a request for comment from the Daily News.
Trump has promised that Mexico itself will pay for the barrier, which would cost $12 to $15 billion, CNN said.
Guerra is a representative of the state of Queretaro, who, according to his government web page, was involved with national defense up until a year ago, and is now a member of a commission on climate change.