Brennan: King’s Comments are “Offensive, Ridiculous”

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Des Moines – Iowa Democratic Party Chair Scott Brennan today issued the following statement after it was reported that Steve King once again made offense comments regarding immigration reform.


According to reports, King said about those who would benefit from the act, “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.”




“Steve King’s comments are offensive, ridiculous, and go against the very values of respect and equality that Iowans hold dear.  Yet, while Iowans have grown weary of these comments from Steve King, he continues to be the face of the Iowa Republican Party, and is consistently held up at their conservative standard-bearer.  Republicans may try to rebrand themselves, but Steve King shows us their true stripes.


“The question is – do other Iowa Republicans stand with Steve King or will they condemn his offensive remarks?  Do the candidates for US Senate share King’s views or will they denounce them?  Does Congressman Latham? Does Governor Branstad? These are the questions that must be asked, and Iowans deserve an answer.”






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