May 3, 2012
Rep. Steve King: Passing Immigration Reform 'Political Suicide' for GOP
The Blaze -- May 2, 2014
Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) said Friday that passing immigration reform would do untold damage to the Republican party, and dismissed the latest Democratic claims that an immigration bill would actually help the GOP.
“It was about of course the Alinksy tactics of Schumer polarizing and personalizing to try to marginalize me..."
King spoke to TheBlaze a day after Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) gave a blistering critique of King on the Senate floor. Schumer blasted King for objecting to all attempts to give illegal immigrants legal status in the U.S., and said Republicans would pay the price politically for following King’s advice.
“Let me say, they are following Steve King over the cliff,” Schumer said. “Because not only are they hurting America, but because they are so afraid to buck this extremist --- and he is extreme on immigration --- they are going to make it certain that they will lose the 2016 Presidential election, that they will make sure that the Senate remains Democratic in 2016 and that the House turns Democratic.”
But King laughed off Schumer’s speech as just the latest attempt to trick the GOP into passing a bill.
“He is trying to goad Republican leadership into the political suicide of bringing some form of amnesty to the floor in this election year,” King said of Schumer. “The goal is, of course, is to try to save the Democrat majority in the United States Senate.”......