Rep. Steve King Asserts His Racist 'Drug Mule' Comments About DREAMers

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Steve King made some awful comments about DREAMers and undocumented immigrants recently, now he's doubling down on those comments. Click for audio of King defending his comment on Ohio radio. 

### via Politico 

Rep. Steve King is defending his remarks that drew criticism from his own party leadership that the children of some immigrants were being used as drug mules.

“It’s not something that I’m making up,” King told Radio Iowa’s O. Kay Henderson. “This is real. 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, going through the desert with 75 pounds of drugs on their back and if those who advocate for the DREAM Act, if they choose to characterize this about valedictorians, I gave them a different image that we need to be thinking about because we just simply can’t be passing legislation looking only at one component of what would be millions of people.”

The Iowa Republican said the possibility of legalizing valedictorians wasn’t worth also legalizing drug smugglers.

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  • commented 2013-07-24 11:54:52 -0700
    If I lived in Iowa, I would dig my own grave and bury myself. Just the thought of being represented by such an ignorant racist makes me sick to my stomach ( and I have yet to each lunch). On second thought, I will simply brush the dirt off my shoulders and keep doing what I have been doing since the day I set foot in MY beautiful country. Studying, persevering, and working my proud Latina ass off!
  • commented 2013-07-24 11:47:57 -0700
    Well, can’t argue against perception… he has it. But we can Show, we can Demonstrate & Manifest the great, energetic and powerful social/ economic/ artistic success of our people for everyone to see how much error & ignorance resides in King’s head. At voting time, he will spiral downward into the abyss.