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Steve King’s demagoguing over closed memorial stuns CNN host: ‘What did you expect would happen?’

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) on Thursday accused President Barack Obama of borrowing money from China in order to be able to prevent elderly veterans from being able to visit the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. during the government shutdown that was Republicans forced in hopes of derailing the…

Steve King accuses Obama of ‘largest political tantrum ever’ during shutdown

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) on Thursday likened President Barack Obama to a child having the “largest political tantrum ever” because he would not kill his signature health care reform law to stop the government from being shut down. “I want to see the end of Obamacare, the public has rejected…

Steve King invokes 9/11 at immigration event: ‘Three thousand times something’ is the number of deaths caused by illegals

Speaking at an immigration event in Omaha last Friday, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) alleged that illegal immigrants were responsible for more deaths than the September 11 terrorist attacks. The congressman recounted a conversation he had with a former INS agent named Mike Cutler at a congressional hearing last year. Cutler…

Steve King: Unemployed people are like kids trying to eat without doing chores

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) told a crowd in South Carolina this week that unemployed people were like children who wanted to eat before they had done their chores. At a closed-door Charleston event put on by conservative activist Mallory Factor, King said that there were over 100 million people between…

Steve King won’t deny ‘thinly-veiled bias’ against Latinos during CNN grilling

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) was given multiple chances on Thursday and repeatedly refused to deny that he had a “thinly-veiled bias against Latinos.” In an interview on CNN’s New Day, host Kate Bolduan asked King why leaders of his party were distancing themselves from him after he said that many…

Steve King’s ‘grassroots’ anti-immigration rally draws pitifully small crowd

Only the tiniest crowd of people turned up in Richmond, Virginia on Monday for Rep. Steve King (R-IA)’s “anti-amnesty” rally, a protest aimed at halting the immigration reform bill currently making its way through Congress. According to Think Progress, fewer than 60 attendees braved the Richmond twilight to hear King’s…

Maddow laughs at the ‘cross-current of crazy’ taking over the Republican party

The sight of more fringe conservative elements stepping to the forefront brought a laugh to MSNBC host Rachel Maddow on Monday night. “For whatever reason, maybe because it is August, the cross-current of crazy in our national Republican party seems to be surfacing everywhere right now,” Maddow said, before highlighting…

Hispanic GOP strategist smacks down Steve King: Get therapy for your ‘melon fixation’

Hispanic Republican strategist Ana Navarro blasted Rep. Steve King (R-IA) on Sunday and suggested that he might want to “get some therapy for his melon fixation” after the congressman said that many undocumented immigrants had “calves the size of cantaloupes” because they were drug runners. During a panel segment on…

Steve King: We might not notice ‘if sea levels go up 4 or 6 inches’

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) on Tuesday managed to insult both religious Americans and climate scientists while denying the existence of global warming. During the kickoff for the Americans for Prosperity-sponsored “Bruce Braley Big Government Tour” in Fort Dodge, King explained that attempts to fight climate change were unnecessary and hurting…

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

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…

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