Republican Congressman Steve King of Iowa recently said of Latino immigrants to the conservative site Newsmax: “They aren’t all valedictorians. They weren’t all brought in by their parents. For everyone who’s a valedictorian, there’s another 100 out there that weigh 130 pounds and they’ve got calves the size of cantaloupes because they’re hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert.”
msnbc’s Chris Hayes called King’s statement “hideous” on Wednesday’s All In. “The GOP can try to spin this. They can condemn these remarks and claim Steve King doesn’t speak for the party. But, really, until proven otherwise by actions, he does. He’s the GOP immigration id, without the filter. And the id continues to run the party,” said Hayes.
Watch Telemundo’s Jose Diaz-Balart discuss King’s comments on Wednesday’s All In with Chris Hayes