Steve King to Illegal Immigrant Protester: 'I'm Really Sorry That You Come from a Lawless Country'
CNN's Ashley Killough reports about a dramatic exchange between anti-amnesty Rep. Steve King and an illegal immigrant who confronted him at a fundraiser.
Erika Andiola, a DREAM activist, showed her DACA papers to King and asked him if he wanted to rip them up - since he voted against the program before heading back to Iowa.
“This is not what I do,” King replied, according to the report.
Andiola explained that she was brought to America by her mother who was denied legal access to the United States.
“And so it’s OK then to violate the law?” King asked.
“I’m really sorry that you come from a lawless country,” he said. “I hope that you can have a happy life. But please, do not erode the rule of law in America.”
Anidola did her best to create a scene but King told reporters that he refused to walk away from the uncomfortable conversation.
“They’re here demanding that we change the laws… why would you want to bring lawlessness to the United States of America?” he asked. “And that’s the question they cannot answer. Why would we want to turn America into a third world country?”
Read the full CNN story here.