Okla. Congressional Candidate: Afghanistan Like Mexican Border But ‘We Were Allowed To Shoot ‘Em’

Jarrin Jackson, an Oklahoma Republican congressional candidate, told conservative radio host Steve Deace on Friday that his service in the Army guarding the Afghanistan-Pakistan border was like guarding the U.S.-Mexico border “except for we were allowed to shoot ‘em.”

During the interview, Jackson discussed his two tours of service in Afghanistan. “The first go-around, I was a platoon leader just a few miles away from the Pakistan border,” he said, “and really, what we were doing was shore up a porous border kind of like, imagine our southern border, except for we were allowed to shoot ‘em.”