How Can You Weigh 130 Pounds And Get Calves The Size Of Cantaloupes? Ask This GOP Rep. (VIDEO)

Steve King R-IA With Cantaloupes and Carmen Miranda hat

Now, this certainly isn’t the first time King has stuck his foot in his mouth, or found himself overtaken by bizarre flights of fancy. Rep. Steve King (R-IA) with cantaloupes and Carmen Miranda hat. With apologies to Huffington Post and Carmen Miranda. Slight, um, adjustments by Elisabeth Parker.

Boy, Representative Steve King (R-IA) is batting a thousand this week. First, he gets into a nasty exchange during an interview with Univision host John Ramos, and refused to apologize for comparing immigrants to dogs. Now, Miranda Ramos from Right Wing Watch has dug up a very interesting interview King had with Newsmax earlier in July. The chat started off tamely enough, with King slamming GOP pundit Grover Norquist as an “establishment Republican.” Then he started waxing increasingly eloquent as he attempted to defend his anti-immigration voting record. Just because he keeps talking like a mean old bigot, and voting like a mean old bigot:

“That doesn’t mean there aren’t groups of people in this country that I don’t have sympathy for … I do. And there are kids who were brought into this country by their parents unknowing that they were breaking the law.

Aw, the haunted ice sculpture really does have a heart. King goes on to explain,

“And they will say to me, and others who defend rule of law, ‘we have to do something about the 11 million. And some of them are valedictorians.’

“Well, my answer to that is […] they aren’t all valedictorians, they weren’t all brought in by their parents, For every one who’s a valedictorian, there’s another hundred out there who they weigh 130 pounds and they’ve got calves the size of cantaloupes because they’ve been hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert.”

Whoa, get a load of that vivid imagery. Here’s the video:

Now, this isn’t the first time King has stuck his foot in his mouth, or found himself overtaken by bizarre flights of fancy. First, there’s that florid speech back in 2012, when King made the unfortunate suggestion that we pick our immigrants as one would pick pups from a litter:

“You want a good bird dog? You want one that’s going to be aggressive? Pick the one that’s the friskiest…not the one that’s over there sleeping in the corner…You get the pick of the litter and you got yourself a pretty good bird dog. Well, we’ve got the pick of every donor civilization on the planet.”

More recently, students held a peaceful protest against the Iowa congressman’s stance on the Dream Act in King’s office in June, King tweeted that his office had been invaded by illegal aliens:

20 brazen self-professed illegal aliens have just invaded my DC office. Obama’s lawless order gives them de facto immunity from U.S. law.

— Steve King (@SteveKingIA) June 13, 2013

He then followed up with demands for tighter security and for pro-reform Senators Charles Schumer (D-NY) and John McCain (R-AZ) to guard his office door:

#Gof8 You promise border security. How, when we can’t secure Congress from Obama amnesty? Schumer, McCain, come guard my door.

— Steve King (@SteveKingIA) June 13, 2013

And who can ever forget King’s lurid defense of dog fighting speech from back in 2012? You can’t make this stuff up:
“What I said is that we need to respect humans more than we do animals. Whenever we start elevating animals up to above that of humans, we’ve crossed a moral line. For example, if there’s a sexual predator out there who has impregnated a young girl, say a 13-year-old girl, … that sexual predator can pick that girl off the playground at the middle school and haul her across the state line, and force her to get an abortion to eradicate the evidence of his crime, and bring her back and drop her off at the swing set, and that’s not against the law in the United States of America.”
In case you forgot, here’s the video from Colbert Nation:
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