Republican lawmakers who are unhappy with the perceived “executive overreach” of the Obama administration are forming a new task force to find “legislative solutions” to challenge the president’s power — and they picked a telling lawmaker to lead the effort. Rep. Steve King (R-IA), a passionate anti-immigrant hardliner, will serve as chairman.
The task force will conduct hearings and investigations “relating to separation of powers and executive overreach issues,” according to the resolution approved on a voice vote on Wednesday. It’s unclear which of President Obama’s executive actions the task force will focus on, but immigration policies will probably feature prominently.
Ever since Obama took executive action in 2012 to grant temporary deportation relief to certain undocumented immigrants under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, House Republicans have accused him of executive overreach, holding several hearings on the matter. In a recent op-ed in USA Today, for instance, Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) lamented that Obama “essentially stopped the enforcement of our immigration laws, provided quasi-legal status to unlawful immigrants.”
King’s choice as the chairman could prove troubling for the direction of the task force. The Iowa lawmaker has a particularly virulently vocal anti-immigrant history, a fact that may have contributed to him being passed over for ranking Republican committee spots in the past.
Here are just six examples that show King may not by suitable as the chairman.
1. That time King said to treat people that cross the border like “livestock.”
2. That time King defended racial profiling as “common sense.”
3. That time King compared immigrants to dogs.
4. That time King said that undocumented immigrants coming across the border have “cantaloupe calves” because they are “drug mules.”
5. That time King said Latinos come from a “violent civilization.”
6. That time King said that he was just “as Hispanic and Latino” as a Latino congressman.
text is in article for each title and yes they did choose one of their premier bigots but make no mistake the know exactly what they are doing their agenda is denial and exclusion he will fight tooth and nail to maintain that status quo, and he also is too stupid to realize they put him in the perfect scapegoat position so when this backfires and they lose the rest of the Hispanic vote they have their hall guy in place.
like the frog and the scorpion it's their nature to alienate.