Rep. Steve King (R., Iowa) Compares Immigrants To Dogs
Steve King has been the leader of the anti-immigrant caucus on Capitol Hill, so it’s not surprising to hear him say this:
Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), arguably the most conservative member of the House, was chatting to small crowd in Pocahontas, Iowa the other day, laying out his vision for picking good immigrants from the bad ones.
The comparison that sprung to mind: Dog breeding.
“You want a good bird dog? You want one that’s going to be aggressive? Pick the one that’s the friskiest … not the one that’s over there sleeping in the corner,” King said, according to Salon’sAlex Seitz-Wald, citing video captured by an American Bridge tracker.
King suggested lazy immigrants should be avoided as well. “You get the pick of the litter and you got yourself a pretty good bird dog. Well, we’ve got the pick of every donor civilization on the planet,” King said. “We’ve got the vigor from the planet to come to America.”
This will help with the Hispanic outreach in the GOP, no doubt.