Skip to comments.Boehner, Cantor chastise Rep. King drug-runner comment
Posted on 07/25/2013 3:46:21 AM PDT by IbJensen
Top House Republicans chastised Rep. Steve King, R-IA, for saying some children brought to the country illegally by their parents become drug-runners.
Speaker John Boehner said Tuesday King's comments were "wrong" and could overwhelm House Republican efforts to overhaul immigration laws, Politico reported.
"There can be honest disagreements about policy without using hateful language," Boehner said in a statement Tuesday. "Everyone needs to remember that."
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, the No. 2 House Republican, said he "strongly" disagreed with King's "characterization of the children of immigrants and finds the comments inexcusable."
Cantor is working on a bill that would legalize young undocumented immigrants.
King said in an interview last week with Newsmax a large number of immigrants brought into the United States illegally as children were smuggling drugs into the country.
"Some of them are valedictorians, and their parents brought them in," King said. "It wasn't their fault. It's true in some cases, but they aren't all valedictorians. They weren't all brought in by their parents."
"For everyone who's a valedictorian, there's another 100 out there that weigh 130 pounds and they've got calves the size of cantaloupes because they're hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert," King said. "Those people would be legalized with the same act."
During in a hearing Tuesday by a House panel specifically convened to examine legalization for young undocumented immigrants, Rep. Joe Garcia, D-Fla., criticized King's remarks as "inflammatory" and "offensive."
"When members of this committee -- when members of this House -- use inflammatory language, use offensive language, it does not help the progress," Garcia said.
When King spoke, he declined to address his comments or respond to Garcia's remarks, Roll Call said.
In an interview with Radio Iowa, he said he got the physical description from law enforcement, Roll Call said.
"It's not something that I'm making up. This is real," King said during the radio interview. "We have people that are mules, that are drug mules, that are hauling drugs across the border and you can tell by their physical characteristics what they've been doing for months, going through the desert with 75 pounds of drugs on their back.
"[If] those who advocate for the DREAM Act, if they choose to characterize this about valedictorians, I gave them a different image that we need to be thinking about because we just simply can't be passing legislation looking only at one component of what would be millions of people."
Boehner and his Republicats are in line with Obama and their Democrat cousins than with most registered Republican voters.
Pew Research says 66% of Republicans and Gallup says 71% of Republicans identify themselves as conservative.
It's long past time to split away from the GOP and form a legitimate Conservative Party that is far right of the center line these idiots straddle. They stand for nothing not even their own platform! No thanks. Im done. New party, with new rules which wont permit those things. Boehners a mess.
Cantor is working on a bill that would legalize young undocumented immigrants.”
...this is why I’ll never vote for this twirp again. Every year he throws a “Republican Round Up” in Richmond. I go every year. Every year the crowds get thinner. I Won’t go again.
When they chastise it must be true. And yes, the RINO’s are making a total mess of a once grand party.
Good... deny these vermin that which they covet... POWER! cantor is not of GOD he is of obama’s diety... boehner also.
King kicks ass
Never thought I would see Republican politicians support criminals and turn a blind eye to the facts.
Wonder what the NSA has on these Republicans to make them help legalize democrat voters????
Boehner speaks out strongly again: to chastise a fellow Republican and in favor of a position held by Nancy Pelosi, Barrack Obama, Harry Reid. My “conservative” Congressman Sam Johnson is a quiet little mouse, because this is what Boehner would do to him if he were to speak out on an important conservative issue. I have become a single issue voter- If you support John Boehner maintaining his position as Speaker of the House I will not vote for you.
I don’t know, if Boehner and Cantor are out of step with registered Republicans, why do they always win, crush the conservatives and then get to side with Obama? Apparently, the number of conservative Republican primary voters is declining. Every time a Republican changes his registration to independent, the GOP gets even more liberal.
Conservatives CANNOT WIN if we don't rely on fact. The false rhetoric of the libs has to be shown for what it is.
The stats show that for every little kiddie-pooo the schleps his ass accross our UNGUARDED “border” TEN KILOGRAMS (that’s twenty-two pounds) of coke gets in too.
Wanna bring in MORE??
(In best Beaver voice): Gee, Wally—Wouldn’t it be swell if the GOP “leadership” hated the DemocRATS as much as they hate the conservative members of their own party?
Being brought up in a family where both parents are known violators of the law fosters a law breaking attitude for the children. Ignoring this fact is irrational.
So King called the “children” criminals? Well....he’s RIGHT!
You have to live down here in South Texas to enjoy the criminal atmosphere the illegal culture promotes. Each home most American citizens live in down here are armed camps. If not, it’s only a matter of time that one of these innocent “children” will steal something from you.
I’m beginning to think most of congress is on the payrolls of the drug cartels. Now we add the names of Boehner and Cantor
Boehner-RINO, Cantor-RINO, King-RINO......
You bet it would... but Conservative Christians and Jews are the most hated and discriminated against group in America today.
Can we put Boehner’s and Cantor in Leavenworth? Permanently?