During Wednesday night's Republican presidential debate, the issue of immigration reform and border security arose.
As governor of the state with the longest stretch of border with Mexico, Rick Perry weighed in with his thoughts on security and blasted President Obama for once having stated that Texas' border with Mexico was "safer than it's ever been." Perry went on to accuse the president of either having the "poorest intel" of any president in history, or of being an "abject liar" to the American people.
When asked what would make the U.S. border with Mexico secure, Perry responded that, to be successful, the task "requires a commitment" by the federal government to "put boots on the ground."
"...and at that point in time you can have an intellectually appropriate discussion about immigration reform," stated Perry plainly.
"For the President of the United States to go to El Paso, Texas and say the border is safer than it's ever been -- either he has some of the poorest intel of any president in the history of this country or he was an an abject liar to the American people.. It is not safe on that border."
Watch Perry's deliver his strong words about President Obama's views on border security: