Two DREAMers who accosted Rep. Steve King (R-IA) and then falsely accused him of “hatred” are just getting started in confronting lawmakers.
The incident at a Monday fundraiser in Iowa was caught on camera, and DREAMers Erika Andiola and Cesar Vargas declared in a follow-up video that lawmakers better be on alert for their shenanigans.
The two approached and badgered King on Monday evening, and Andiola asked King to rip her temporary amnesty card, since King wanted to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
“That would be a nice video opportunity, but that’s not going to happen,” King replied after imploring them not to “import lawlessness into America.”
In a follow-up video, Andiola falsely accused King of calling them smugglers, which King clearly did not, and said King showed his “ignorance” and “hatred” toward DREAMers. Throughout the conversation, King emphasized that he did not hate them and was only advocating the rule of law.
Vargas urged President Barack Obama to “to stand up to people like him” and “actually act as big as possible to also protect our parents.” He said if illegal immigrants can fight to defend their amnesty, Obama should have the courage to expand it even more.
Vargas said he hoped the confrontation shows lawmakers that “we are not afraid of Republicans and Democrats.” He said they were “going to continue to confront both parties” to push for more amnesty.
“We will no longer tolerate this,” he said. Andiola added that she had a message for Obama that he “needs to go big” on executive amnesty and “have the courage that DREAMers have been showing for many years now.”
During their conversation, King told Andiola that the “liberal left tries” to twist his comments about drug smugglers to make it seem like he is anti-Hispanic. And even Andiola conceded that both sides deliberately take things out of context.
“Use your objective reasoning skills,” King told her.
The DREAMers claimed that the Supreme Court ruled that Obama’s executive amnesty was legal, and King reminded them that that was not the case. He said “the laws are written by Congress and not by the president.” King also told them that it “troubles me a great deal that you have such disrespect for the laws of the United States.”
“The Constitution is the supreme law of the land,” he said. “I don’t want to build a country where people have disrespect for the law.”
When the DREAMers claimed their parents did not violate the law, King asked, “how can you be DREAMers if your parents did not violate the law?”
“Do not import lawlessness into America,” King said. “We want to live in a country that respects the rule of law.”