For the second time, House Speaker John Boehner scolded Republican Congressman Steve King over “deeply offensive and wrong” comments on immigration.
“I want to be clear, there’s no place in this debate for hateful or ignorant comments from elected officials. Earlier this week Rep. Steve King made comments that I think are deeply offensive and wrong,” Boehner said Thursday. “What he said does not reflect the values of the American people or the Republican party.” He added that this kind of dialogue makes the debate over immigration reform “more difficult.”
No stranger to controversy, King recently came under fire for suggesting that young immigrant workers in the country are drug smugglers.
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