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Steve King Resumes His Attacks On DREAMers

Iowa’s Steve King is no stranger to disgusting comments about immigrants. He’s done everything from drawing a parallel between immigrants and livestock, to calling his comparison between immigrants and dogs “a compliment.” But, King has always focused his attention on one specific group of immigrants: DREAMers. Remember that whole DREAMers have “calves the size of … Continue reading »

Steve King Is Fighting Demographic Changes Among His Own Constituents

Renowned anti-immigrant extremist Steve King is at it again. King’s latest blatant anti-Latino rant was reported by Sahil Kapur at Bloomberg: “It’s very close to where we need to start sorting presidential candidates down on that line,” said Representative Steve King of Iowa, an outspoken immigration hawk. “The immigration issue is an existential threat to the constitutional republic of … Continue reading »

In Forum, Iowa State University Addresses Bigotry After Trump Supporters Harass Immigrant & Latino Students

Iowa State University is the largest university in Rep. Steve King’s district, and compared to the rest of his district, ISU is a pretty diverse place. But Steve King doesn’t like diversity. At a town hall meeting back in 2012, King explained his concern with Iowa State University’s multicultural groups, saying these groups are for … Continue reading »

Jared Polis Trolls Steve King With The “Restrain Steve King from Legislating Act”

Last week, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) took a break from calves-watching to introduce legislation that would block the federal courts from deciding to grant gay Americans the right to marry. In response, Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) introduced legislation blocking King from legislating, period. From Polis’ statement: “For too long, Steve King has overstepped his constitutionally … Continue reading »

GOP's Anti-Immigrant Leader, Steve King, Finds Something New To Attack: The Civil Rights Act

We’re getting the distinct impression that Rep. Steve King doesn’t like legislation that benefits people of color. King is infamous for his attacks on immigrants. But, now it appears that Steve King is claiming that the 1964 Civil Rights Act was a bad thing – for purely political reasons. That seemed to be the sentiment, … Continue reading »

Trash Talking Steve King: GOP Edition

Steve King: Moocher? In a recent Roll Call piece, Rep. Steve King alleges Speaker John Boehner cancelled his scheduled (and taxpayer-funded) trip abroad in retribution for opposing the DHS bill that eventually passed Congress and avoided a security shutdown: It’s payback, King said, for his opposition to funding the Department of Homeland Security because the … Continue reading »

LIVEBLOG: Everything You Need to Know About Steve King's Iowa Freedom Summit

About a dozen potential GOP presidential candidates are gathering this weekend at Steve King’s Iowa Freedom Summit, where they’ll hang out with Iowa voters, potentially build a base for their 2016 run, and just maybe make some mistakes that could cost the Republican Party enough Latino votes to lose the next election.  We’ll be live-blogging throughout … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Frank Wilkinson of Bloomberg View On How “Steve King Won't Be GOP's Sister Souljah”

In his latest article entitled, “Steve King Won’t Be GOP’s Sister Souljah”, Frank Wilkinson of Bloomberg View examines how the nativist views of Rep. Steve King (R-IA) is poisoning the GOP brand and hurting the 2016 presidential aspirants.  It’s a must-read ahead of this weekend’s Freedom Summit in Iowa where a number of Republican 2016 … Continue reading »

Ahead of Steve King’s Freedom Summit, Iowa Community Leaders and DREAMers Set the Record Straight on Immigration

Iowans from Across the State Send Clear Message to 2016 Hopefuls & Preview Plans for Targeting Candidates on Immigration at Saturday’s Summit Listen to a recording of today’s call here. This weekend,  Rep. Steve King (R-IA) will host the Iowa Freedom Summit–the first major gathering of 2016 Republican candidates in what will undoubtedly be a … Continue reading »

Steve King is Making the Iowa Caucuses Irrelevant

Check out this piece from Matt Hildreth published today at the Des Moines Register.  We’ve spent years on this blog pointing out how toxic Rep. Steve King (R-IA) is to national Republicans, calling DREAMers “deportable[s]” and describing them as having “calves the size of cantaloupes,” and in general being the poster Congressman for the fact that the GOP … Continue reading »