Republican Congressman Compares Immigrants to Dogs

Iowa Congressman Steve King (R) used a town hall meeting yesterday to compare immigrants to dogs, saying that the United States should be selective when admitting them by choosing the “pick of the litter.” Video of the comments, uploaded by progressive consulting firm American Bridge, was first published in Salon. King anecdotally likened immigrants to birddogs, and explained to the silent audience that the country should admit “friskier” immigrants, “not the one that’s over there sleeping on the corner.” Amazingly, this is not the first time King has compared immigrants to animals.