GOP Rep. Steve King of Iowa
Iowa Congressman Steve King issued the opening salvo for his clown car conservative summit
this weekend, calling a Dream activist and guest of First Lady Michelle Obama "a deportable" in a tweet before the State of the Union address.
#Obama perverts "prosecutorial discretion" by inviting a deportable to sit in place of honor at #SOTU w/1st Lady. I should sit with Alito.
The guest was likely Ana Zamora, a student at Northwood University in Texas who was granted temporary deportation relief and work authorization through President Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in 2012.
The tweet, which inflamed Dream activists, sets the tone for the contingent of 2016 GOP presidential hopefuls who will descend on the Iowa Freedom Summit this weekend with the intent of making a name for themselves. In that respect, Rep. King is certainly leading the way. Hopefully, none of those candidates aspire to be anything more than a congressman who was reduced to seething about his seat at the State of the Union.
Here's Cristina Jimenez, Managing Director of United We Dream:
“Combined with the GOP’s voting record, [King's] comments also undermine any efforts Republicans will make to reach out to Latino and immigrant communities.”
King has been driving
the GOP's immigration policy and along with it, he's steering the party's 2016 hopes right into the ground.