Iowa Rep. Steve King Criticizes Republicans for Remaining Quiet on Immigration Reform

| by Emily Smith
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Speaking to a crowd of 60 people Monday night at a “Stop Amnesty Now” event, Rep. Steve King delivered a speech criticizing his fellow Republicans for remaining quiet on immigration reform.

"A year ago, almost everybody in my conference agreed with me," King said. "There's been no spell cast over me."

In his half hour speech, King also argued that Latin American societies become more violent the further South one travels. He compared Latin American societies to hot water – when it is poured into cool water, the temperature rises, or the receiving country becomes more violent as a result.

This is not the first time King has made an outrageous comment concerning immigration reform, though his fellow Republicans insist they have done everything to quiet him.

In a July interview with Newsmax, King claimed that a majority of Dreamers engage in drug trafficking.

"For everyone who's a valedictorian,” King said, “there's another 100 out there … and they’ve got calves the size of cantaloupes because they're hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert.”

The “Stop Amnesty Tour” will pass through Harrisburg, PA; Dallas; Toledo, Ohio; and South Carolina during the August recess. King hopes to attend and speak at each rally.

Sources: The Huffington Post, Politico, Newsmax