After recently asserting that President Obama favors “the black person” by default, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) became political kryptonite for his conservative allies. Republican Colorado congressional candidate Cory Gardner disinvited him from a scheduled fundraiser. The Northern Colorado Tea Party — which is trying to help Republicans win electoral victories in November — also canceled a speech that King was set to deliver this past weekend.
But while King was too hot for the tea party political event, a separate Colorado tea party group — the 9-12 Project Liberty Circle — still invited King to attend their anti-immigration event in Colorado this past weekend. The group hosted a “United We Stand with Arizona!” assemblage where King followed remarks by Tom Tancredo. Speaking in front of a sign that read “Political Correctness = Intellectual Fascism,” King told the gathering of over 100 people that he could build a border wall that would ensure “not [even] a cockroach” could get across.
As is his wont, King had lots of colorful and hateful things to say:
King said Obama has misinformed the public about Arizona’s law.
King said that under only one circumstance does he support amnesty for illegal immigrants: “Every time we give amnesty for an illegal alien, we deport a liberal.”
King was asked by an attendee whether Obama had a concerted strategy to bring more Muslims from abroad into this country. King responded by fanning the conspiracy theory:
QUESTION: I keep reading that Obama keeps bringing small quantities of Muslims into this country. Why can’t Congress stop that?
KING: You know, I don’t know what the basis is of that. I wouldn’t be surprised that that is the real factual basis. I know that the immigration that we have going on, there are a number of different ways that people come into the country. Family reunification is one of them. … I appreciate you making the point. I will try to watch it.
See here for a sampling of King’s hateful and divisive record.