According To One Anti-Immigrant Politician, Undocumented Immigrants Are To Blame For American Politics
Republicans are getting desperate. While President Donald Trump may think he has the 2020 presidential election in the bag, his GOP party isn’t so sure. For example, several Republican politicians are resigning from office or not seeking re-election. The slew of sudden departures from office ahead of the 2020 elections could be signaling a weakening of the Republican party. Isn’t he creating more jobs, helping the economy, and making this country great again? The country doesn’t seem to think so. His poll numbers are in the tank, as they have been for his entire presidential career, so will the Republican party be able to secure domination in the next election? They’ve already lost their majority in the House. Democratic organizations are funding campaigns against vulnerable Republicans in 2020 hoping to take back the Senate and the White House. There’s at least one Republican politician that is showing his desperation regarding the 2020 election and will do just about anything to sway votes his way.
Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King is claiming that because there are so many undocumented immigrants, in some states — mainly California — they have more Representatives for that population because it is so big.
Rep. King is directly alleging that because California has so many undocumented immigrants, the state is required to have more Representatives elected into office to balance out the population. Now you’re probably thinking, how could Rep. King make that kind of allegation without proof or actual statistics to back up his claims? Well, he does.
Rep. King is citing a 2007 report published by an anti-immigration group as proof for his allegations.
“There was a study done in 2007 by FAIR — Federation for American Immigration Reform — they just estimated that there were six seats in California alone that wouldn’t exist if they didn’t have an illegal population,” Rep. King said during an event in Iowa in August where he spoke to a conservative audience.
The Federation for American Immigration Reform may give off the impression that it is a “fair” group, but it’s far from it. The group is an anti-immigration organization that was founded by John Tanton a white nationalist.
For further proof, King also included false information that stated the Department of Homeland Security had interdicted 4,117 migrants in a single day. However, the information he spewed on that day was inaccurate as well because ICE does not round up that many undocumented people every single day. His entire formula was off and even the people who he was speaking to knew that.
“That was mind-boggling,” Tom Emmerson, an 82-year-old that attended the event in Iowa told Rolling Stone. “It just didn’t make any sense.”
Rep. King is the same representative that went after Rep. Ocasio-Cortez and drank out of a toilet to prove to people that it’s okay for immigrants inside detention centers to drink from the toilet.
King said that he “went into that cell where it was reported that they were advised they had to drink out of the toilet.” He then “took a drink out of there. And actually pretty good! So I have a videotape and I smacked my lips,” he said, according to the New York Post. “It’s not drinking out of the toilet, it’s drinking out of the water foundation that’s integral with the back of the toilet.”
In response to Rep. King’s fiasco, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez tweeted, “there is a genre of videos where GOP House members — who clearly didn’t read sworn testimony that detention sinks were broken – filming themselves drinking out of toilet sinks. They’re so anti-immigrant they risk pink-eye to show off that they didn’t do the reading #CloseTheCamps.”
This isn’t the first time Rep. King has made incredibly outrages remarks. In January, Rep. King was stripped of his seat on a judiciary committee because he asked what was so offensive about white supremacy.
In a New York Times interview, Rep. King said he totally supports immigration as long as it is done legally and if those that come to this country assimilate to white culture. “White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?” Rep. King said in the Times. “Why did I sit in classes teaching me about the merits of our history and our civilization?” While some of his party members denounced these comments, President Trump never did.
Rep. King also has a confederate flag at his office. What more is there to say about the character of this man?