There's nothing inhumane about chain link fences. - GOP Senate candidate

Representative Kevin Cramer (R-ND) arrives at Trump Tower in New York City on December 5, 2016. Photo Credit: DOMINICK REUTER/AFP/Getty Images

During a couple of radio interviews, North Dakota GOP Representative and Senate candidate Kevin Cramer came to the defense of the chain link fences that are being used in the immigrant detention centers housing the children who have been separated from their parents at the US-Mexico border, saying chain link fences are "around playgrounds" and "used to protect children from predators on playgrounds, baseball diamonds, all kinds of sports courts."

On KTGO's "What's on your mind," when explaining immigration legislation he'd like to see pass, Cramer took a moment explain his thoughts on the chain link fences being used as enclosures that have been referred to as "cages" by people who have seen a cage before.

Audio: KTGO/"What's On Your Mind"

"There's nothing inhumane about the chain link fence."

He clarified his comment on WDAY's "The Rob (re)Port" when a caller asked if he'd heard the audio of the crying children in one of the detention centers.

Audio: WDAY/"The Rob (re)Port"

"...a ruse by some on the left to try to create an image that's far worst in description than it is in reality."

Cramer is running against incumbent Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp. Her thoughts on the chain link fence are unknown.

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