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This is what Steve King (Children of the Corn - R) said on the house floor.

The Congressional Black Caucus and Hispanic Caucus are Separatist Groups
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Okay so Steve Cohen (TN-D) did try and enter the Congressional Black Caucus and was not allowed. I do not know of any other member of Congress who has tried to enter either of these groups. So does that mean that they are a separatist group? Absolutely not.

The agenda of the Congressional Black Caucus from their website mentions

mobilizing and empowering America's youth, building an international Internet Communications Portal, issues outreach and an impact on alternative energy discussion.

I see nothing about separatist or secession (see Rick Perry's new Texas).

What about the Congressional Hispanic Caucus?

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus aims to address national and international issues and the impact these policies have on the Hispanic community. The Caucus is dedicated to voicing and advancing, through the legislative process, issues affecting Hispanics in the United States and Puerto Rico. The CHC was founded in December 1976.
Advancing issues. Nothing about anything that would lead one to believe they are a separatist group.

But this is just par for the course that Steve King plays on

Some of King's greatest hits

On Washington D.C. being more dangerous than Iraq

Well I by now have a feel for the rhythm of this place called Washington, D.C., and my wife lives here with me, and I can tell you, Mr. Speaker, she's at far greater risk being a civilian in Washington, D.C. than an average civilian in Iraq.
Comparing immigrants to livestock
I also say we need to do a few other things on top of that wall, and one of them being to put a little bit of wire on top here to provide a disincentive for people to climb over the top or put a ladder there. We could also electrify this wire with the kind of current that would not kill somebody, but it would simply be a discouragement for them to be fooling around with it. We do that with livestock all the time.
ON terrorists dancing in the streets and supporting an Obama candidacy
An Iowa Republican congressman on Monday defended his prediction that terrorists would celebrate if Democrat Barack Obama were elected president, despite a rebuke from aides to John McCain, the GOP's apparent presidential nominee.

"(Obama will) certainly be viewed as a savior for them," Rep. Steve King told The Associated Press. "That's why you will see them supporting him, encouraging him."I reject [McCain's] disavowal and I reject the Democrat web pages that call me the names that they have," King said. "I'd ask them to point to the quote that I have said that offends them. And if I am wrong, Geraldo, and we elect Obama to the presidency and he declares defeat, if they don't dance in the streets, I will come and apologize to you and everybody in America. But I'm saying, I'm right."

So what do you think?
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Originally posted to alpolitics on Sat May 02, 2009 at 10:31 AM PDT.

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