It seems that every other day we read about another member of the GOP who is racist, bigoted, misogynistic, or homophobic. We would probably hear about it more frequently, but most of our government officials are ‘closet cases’ about their prejudices. Representative Steve King, Republican from Iowa, is openly bigoted.
King made a comment about the ‘Dream Act.’ He said: “for everyone who’s a valedictorian, there’s another 100 out there who weigh 130 pounds — and they’ve got calves the size of cantaloupes because they’re hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert.”
He is obviously against any form of immigration reform.
He made that statement last week. In a radio interview Tuesday, he defended his remarks.
“It seems as though I have a few critics out there, but those who have been advocating for the DREAM Act have been trying to make it about valedictorians,” King said in an interview with Radio Iowa. “I don’t disagree that there are DREAMers that are valedictorians, but it also would legalize those that are smuggling drugs into the United States.”
You elected him, Iowa, but you didn’t check his I.Q. did you?
In comments similar to the infamous ones made on CBS by Jimmy “the Greek” Snyder, he added on Tuesday evening.
“We have people that are mules, that are drug mules, that are hauling drugs across the border and you can tell by their physical characteristics what they’ve been doing for months.”
If we’re judging people by physical characteristics, I would say that you may expect many negative descriptions to come your way.
Not even his own leaders in the House could defend him. John Boehner called his remarks “wrong” and “hateful.” Eric Cantor, House majority leader called them “inexcusable.”
No surprise here, King appeared Wednesday on the ultra-right wing “Breitbart News,” and claimed he was winning the debate.
“When people start calling you names, that’s what confirms you’ve won the debate.”
All I can say is “wow.” They walk among us, and they vote for us.
At least Steve King is openly bigoted; there are many who remain ‘in the closet.’
Alfred James reporting