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Posted at 3:45 p.m. on July 24, 2013
HOH favorite Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, ignited a prairie fire with his recent comments to Newsmax about the physical attributes of immigrants who traipse through the desert with illicit substances: “For everyone who’s a valedictorian, there’s another 100 out there who weigh 130 pounds — and they’ve got calves the size of cantaloupes because they’re hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert.”
This got us to thinking about some of King’s other noteworthy statements and actions that have shown up recently on the HOH radar. Without further ado, here’s a list of some moments fit for a “King”:
Standoff at the Rayburn Corral
“20 brazen self professed illegal aliens have just invaded my DC office,” King raged on social media last month, when advocates for immigration legislation came to his office and asked for a meeting. The advocates were provided contact information for a future visit. King demanded that Sens. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., and John McCain, R-Ariz., co-sponsors of Senate immigration legislation, prevent future invasions.
(No) Sympathy for the Devil
“It’s hard to find sympathy for people who would do that to people’s faith,” King said during a recent congressional delegation trip to Russia about the harsh prison terms that members of the Russian punk rock group Pussy Riot are serving for a musical protest against President Vladimir Putin they performed at the Moscow Church of Christ.
It’s What’s for Dinner
“I eat concentrated, recycled, enhanced vegetables in the form of meat,” King bragged to a town hall in Iowa in April, showing he can haze vegetarians in committee hearings with the best of them, regardless of context.
“I’m not the only one she drove to the Internet. There must have been six or eight iPads there. If you were out in the Judiciary Committee sitting there, you were either surfing on the Internet or you were back in the back having lunch,” King told us when asked about how he was bragging about surfing the Internet when Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, was talking during a hearing on the Stop Online Piracy Act.
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