Rep. Steve King (R-IA), the guy who said DREAMers are mainly are drug smugglers, went on the House floor today to defend his comments, actually repeat his comments. We watched it live. And a few times I walked by the folks watching it and “So, what’s he saying exactly?” And these pretty smart folks who produce each day basically said, “We’re really not sure” and understandably so since King went on to talk about Moses and the Greeks and the Founding Fathers and various other people to explain why DREAMers are drug mules.Frankly, it’s weird. And King doesn’t seem to realize that Socrates didn’t know about Moses or seemingly much about the pervasive ancient Greek practice of pederasty. He also seems to think Rome conquered Ireland. Anyway.
It takes King roughly 22 minutes of the history lesson to get to reiterating his original comments about drug mule DREAMers. So if you want to get right to that part, skip about 22 minutes into the video.
In any case, here’s King’s explanation …
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