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Boehner, Cantor chastise Rep. King drug-runner comment
GOP USA ^ | 7/24/2013 | UPI Staff

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."


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 113th; bonehead; kantor; republicrats; shutupjohn
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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. I’m done. New party, with new rules which won’t permit those things. Boehner’s a mess.

1 posted on 07/25/2013 3:46:21 AM PDT by IbJensen
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To: IbJensen

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.


2 posted on 07/25/2013 3:58:50 AM PDT by albie (re)
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To: IbJensen

When they chastise it must be true. And yes, the RINO’s are making a total mess of a once grand party.


3 posted on 07/25/2013 4:12:31 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: IbJensen


4 posted on 07/25/2013 4:17:17 AM PDT by Iron Munro (They Old. That's Old School People. We In A New School, Our Generation)
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To: IbJensen
Sorry rinos... government statistics prove King was right and you boys are always leftist schemers and liars and cantor and boehner... you both can go straight to hell... you will too you bastards!
5 posted on 07/25/2013 4:23:17 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: albie

Good... deny these vermin that which they covet... POWER! cantor is not of GOD he is of obama’s diety... boehner also.


6 posted on 07/25/2013 4:24:28 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: IbJensen

King kicks ass


7 posted on 07/25/2013 4:25:34 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: IbJensen

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????


8 posted on 07/25/2013 4:28:24 AM PDT by RginTN
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To: IbJensen

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.


9 posted on 07/25/2013 4:37:13 AM PDT by Reddon
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To: IbJensen

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.


10 posted on 07/25/2013 4:38:17 AM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, except for six women in Sanford, FL, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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What?? I'd like to know which there are more of: invader children who are drug runners or invader children who are in the National Honor Society.

Conservatives CANNOT WIN if we don't rely on fact. The false rhetoric of the libs has to be shown for what it is.

11 posted on 07/25/2013 4:41:25 AM PDT by grania
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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??


12 posted on 07/25/2013 4:45:10 AM PDT by Flintlock ("The redcoats are coming" -- TO SEIZE OUR GUNS!!--Paul Revere)
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To: IbJensen

Shameful!


13 posted on 07/25/2013 4:46:52 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

(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?


14 posted on 07/25/2013 5:14:03 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (Refuse; Resist; Rebel; Revolt!)
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To: IbJensen

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.


15 posted on 07/25/2013 5:14:41 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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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.


16 posted on 07/25/2013 5:16:42 AM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: IbJensen

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


17 posted on 07/25/2013 5:24:29 AM PDT by McGavin999
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To: IbJensen

Boehner-RINO, Cantor-RINO, King-RINO......


18 posted on 07/25/2013 6:15:35 AM PDT by Nextrush (A BALANCED BUDGET NOW AND PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN ARE AT THE TOP OF MY LIST)
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To: Arm_Bears

You bet it would... but Conservative Christians and Jews are the most hated and discriminated against group in America today.


19 posted on 07/25/2013 6:18:49 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: IbJensen

Can we put Boehner’s and Cantor in Leavenworth? Permanently?


20 posted on 07/25/2013 6:51:38 AM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: Flintlock

These rats that stream across our unprotected border, thanks to a complicit central socialist government, are the dregs of the rotten societies they left. We are so busy building airports, highways, schools and hospitals for every other nation that ours has gone to wrack and ruin.

Keep up the good work you Washington morons. Your day will come when it will be payback time!


21 posted on 07/25/2013 7:28:49 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Also, those of us who work hard and have the temerity to be even moderately successful.


22 posted on 07/25/2013 7:50:44 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (Refuse; Resist; Rebel; Revolt!)
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To: Arm_Bears

I am firmly in your camp!

LLS


23 posted on 07/25/2013 8:42:43 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: IbJensen

Documentation File on Speaker of the House, John “Cave-In” Boehner, the Welfare Democrat’s perfect example of a Republican In Name Only (RINO).


24 posted on 07/30/2013 8:08:39 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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