Steve King continues to be one of the prominent reasons Republicans can't have nice things.
The Iowa Republican said whether the immigrants came to the U.S. to work, to send money back home or to join family, allowing them to stay here is letting them profit off their illegal behavior.
“And it isn’t just as if amnesty for someone whom, say, might go in and rob a bank, because granting them amnesty would be when they get out on the street with the loot, you would say to them, ‘I’m going to give you amnesty, now you’re not going to be able to rob the bank anymore,’” King said. “But this is giving them the loot, too. You get to rob the bank and keep the money. That’s what amnesty really is, it’s pardon them for the crime and reward them with the objective of it. And it breaks down our culture and our civilization.”
That is one prodigiously sized bee in Steve King's bonnet. No doubt all the Republicans looking to immigration reform as a way to prove that their party can still act like decent human beings deeply regret ever even thinking such a thing.