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Steve King: 'Objectively True' That Many DREAMers Are Drug Mules

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Last July, King said that for every DREAMer (the term commonly used for people brought to the U.S. illegally as children) "who's a valedictorian, there's another 100 out there who weigh 130 pounds and they've got calves the size of cantaloupes because they’re hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert."

The remarks led to a public rebuke from House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), who called them "deeply offensive and wrong," and later privately told Rep. Joaquín Castro that King was an "asshole" for making those comments, according to the Democratic congressman.

King was part of a chorus of conservatives who pushed Boehner to backtrack on immigration reform after he floated a path forward earlier this year.