Thursday, September 13, 2012

Romney Endorses Anti-Immigrant Congressman Steve King

Elizabeth Llorente writes for Fox News Latino:

The Romney campaign attempted to put distance on Wednesday between the Republican presidential candidate’s approach to immigration and that of Rep. Steve King, a conservative firebrand congressman whom he endorsed for re-election last week. . .

King, the vice chairman of the House immigration subcommittee, elicited outcries from immigration advocates and Latino civil rights groups earlier this year after he drew parallels between attracting the best from around the world to emigrate here, and picking the best dog out of a litter.

He also came under fire for likening illegal immigration to a “slow-motion terrorist attack” and a “slow-motion holocaust,“ and calling for an electrified fence along the Mexican border, saying “we do this with livestock all the time.”

In his endorsement of King during a campaign event Friday in the congressman’s congressional district, Romney said "I'm looking here at Steve King. He needs to be your Congressman again. I want him as my partner in Washington!" Read more...


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