Seriously, Steve King? Seriously?
Watch this. (H/T Alan.com)
This is what King said when discussing the DREAMers:
For every one who’s a valedictorian, there’s another hundred out there who they weigh 130 pounds and they’ve got calves the size of cantaloupes because they’ve been hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert.
This is the same Steve King who said got schooled by Jorge Ramos this week. The Raw Story did a quick transcript:
“No I didn’t, that’s a mischaracterization,” King insisted. “Look at the original source. That didn’t happen.”
“I read it,” Ramos pointed out. “And many people found it offensive.”
“People write things on the internet all the time,” King argued. “But did you watch the video, the full video? That speech was about celebrating legal immigration.”
“It was not a celebration,” Ramos observed. “In a town hall meeting in Iowa, you actually compared immigrants to dogs. And many people would find that offensive and racist.”
“I thought you would probably repeat yourself on that. I told you if you watch that video you would know that was a speech celebrating legal immigrants,” King shot back. “Legal, not illegal immigrants. Legal immigrants. And I said they are the cream of the crop.”
“So you don’t want to apologize because of that comment?” Ramos wondered.
“I said that speech was about the vigor of legal immigration,” the Iowa Republican replied. “It was a very complimentary speech and no I did not do that.”
“You know it is not complimentary to compare a group of people — immigrants to animals,” Ramos concluded.
And yes, Steve King is a tool. Let’s deport him instead.