Rep. Steve King blasts ‘undocumented Democrats’ in anti-immigration reform speech

By Eric W. Dolan
Monday, July 15, 2013 18:12 EDT
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Representative Steve King (R-IA) on Monday accused the Democratic Party of pursuing comprehensive immigration reform solely to obtain votes.

King explained at a rally in Washington, D.C. that his ancestors were abolitionists and his great great grandfather had died fighting in the U.S. civil war. He said his ancestors and other veterans had fought to uphold the rule of law in the United States.

King added his great great grandfather “and millions more, paid that price not so we could take the rule of law and shovel it off the side because of political inconvenience; not so we can hand amnesty over to people because that helps some folks over here on the other side of the aisle politically get more voters. You don’t sacrifice the rule of law so you can have undocumented Democrats. That makes no sense.”

He also said that giving amnesty to undocumented immigrations was rewarding those who broke the law. King claimed the comprehensive immigration reform bill would result in “perpetual amnesty” and told those who had been deported “ya’ll come back now, you hear?”

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Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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