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.
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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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