Yep, THIS Steve King (see flip for the video of his recent comments claiming undocumented immigrants mostly ‘130-pound’ drug runners. Also note that King has been condemned for these remarks by Republican leaders like John Boehner, Eric Cantor (who called the remarks “inexcusable”), etc. Yet he’s one of Ken Cuccinelli’s favorite congressmen.
By the way, it’s not just on immigration that Steve King is actually one of the most egregious members of Congress. This is a guy who’s said things like “Unicorns, leprechauns, gay marriages in Iowa – these are all things you will never find because they don’t exist;” “It turns out to be the best vote that I cast, was my ‘no’ vote to the $51.5 billion to Hurricane Katrina;” “The argument that diversity is our strength has really never been backed up by logic;” “Well, I just haven’t heard of [ child getting pregnant from statutory rape or incest] being a circumstance that’s been brought to me in any personal way;” President Obama is a “Marxist” who “surely understands the Muslim culture” and “doesn’t have an American experience;” and of course that “the notion of manmade climate change ‘not rational’ but ‘a religion” like “the modern version of the rain dance.'”
In short, Steve King is one of the biggest embarrassments in Congress, really just an evil/racist/homophobic/xenophobic man when it comes down to it, yet Ken Cuccinelli says he’s one of his favorite Congressmen. That really says it all about Kookinelli, huh?
P.S. Oh yeah, Steve King is also horrendous when it comes to animal welfare and protection: for instance, he defended the horrendous practice of dogfighting. He’s also ” a longtime advocate for legalizing dogfighting, cockfighting, and other forms of animal torture. Most recently, he fought legislation that would make it illegal to bring a child to an animal fight. He has also set aside his love for states’ rights in order to forbid localities from enacting anti-animal torture standards.”
P.P.S. McAuliffe spokesperson Josh Schwerin says: “There is simply no place where this kind of hurtful and offensive rhetoric is okay. Ken Cuccinelli’s favorite Congressman is so extreme that even his own party leadership is publicly denouncing him. This is just another example of Ken Cuccinelli and his allies being far outside the mainstream and wrong for Virginia.”