Rep. Steve King suggested on Sunday that Congress should begin impeachment talks if President Barack Obama moves ahead with an executive order that could defer deportation for millions of illegal immigrants. "I think, then, we have to sit down and take a look at that. Where would we draw the line otherwise?" the Iowa Republican said on "Fox News Sunday." "If that's not enough to bring that about, then I don't know what would be. We've never seen anything in this country like a president that says 'I'm going to make up all immigration law that I choose, and I'm going to drive this thing regardless of the resistance of Congress.'"
So, asked whether Republicans were insensitive to the poor, Steve King couldn't even get through a full sentence without injecting race and ethnicity into the question, as if poverty were only an issue for African-Americans and Latinos. But what King either doesn't know or willfully ignored is that there are more non-Hispanic white people receiving food stamps than African-American and Latino people combined. In fact, in his congressional district (now Iowa's 4th, but it was Iowa's 5th when these statistics were published), 85 percent of food stamp recipients were non-Hispanic whites.
A blog explaining why Steve King's stance on immigration is wrong.