#PendejoTour Update: Steve King Can’t Answer Question, “Do You Just Not Like Latinos?”

Aug 15, 2013
4:26 PM

Next stop on the #PendejoTour for Rep. Steve King? CNN this morning. Watch. Just watch.

That video came form Media Matters, which also posted the following:


CNN anchor Kate Bolduan confronted Representative Steve King (R-IA) with a very basic question this morning on New Day: “Do you just not like Latinos?”

The anchor framed her query around an exchange the Iowa congressman had with Republican strategist Ana Navarro on Meet the Press on Sunday.

King did not address Bolduan’s query, responding, “I think it’s pretty clear that Ana didn’t veil her bias against me. She didn’t address a single fact that I delivered. She simply hurled accusations and baseless allegations.”

He went on to defend his track record in Congress, citing his record of passing amendments in the House of Representatives while avoiding the issue of his feelings towards Latinos.

Bolduan refused to let King dodge, telling the Congressman, “I don’t want to linger on this too much, but you said Ana Navarro didn’t answer any of your questions. You didn’t really answer mine either. . .  that your comments come across as a thinly veiled bias against Latinos.”

King’s response — still not directly answering the question — was to say that if people interpret his comments that way, “I’d like to have them explain it.” He then reiterated his widely criticized statement warning against drug smuggling immigrants.