Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, has been in the media almost daily for his bizarre remarks, past and present, about immigrants.
King has been slammed by members of his own party, including House Speaker John Boehner, but Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert came to the rescue last night (video below).
According to Mediaite.com, Colbert played a clip of King claiming that illegal immigrants have “calves the size of cantaloupes” because they are “hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert.”
"One of the best ways to choose who gets into this country is by what size produce their muscles are. The point is it’s all about choosing the good ones," Colbert joked.
Colbert also played a clip of King comparing legal immigrants to good bird dogs.
“Los Latinos were offended by the immigrants as dogs analogy,” Colbert said. “Those people have such thin coats.”
Colbert said that King was complimenting legal immigrants the "same way I’m complimenting Steve King when I call him a 'tool.'"
“So, please, it’s not about Mexicans being animals," Colbert said. "Steve King is just saying they are human beings, who, if you pick the right ones would make great pets. I’ve already got one digging my yard. Luis is loyal, he’s a member of my family, and at the first sign of hip dysplasia I will send him to a farm upstate."