(CNN) - Firebrand Republican Rep. Steve King announced his intention Friday to file a lawsuit against President Barack Obama, calling unconstitutional the administration's plan to stop deporting some young, illegal immigrants who entered the U.S. as children.
"This is no longer a debate about immigration policy. The debate is now about the Constitution and the Rule of Law," the Iowa congressman said in a statement. "I am preparing to bring suit against the President and ask for a court to enjoin him from implementing his unconstitutional and unlawful policy."
(CNN) - Any candidate hoping to score last minute support from Rep. Steve King of Iowa before the state's caucuses won't have much luck.
The popular conservative announced on Twitter Monday that he won't be giving out his highly-coveted endorsement for the nation's first Republican presidential nominating contest on Tuesday.
Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) - Iowa Republican kingmaker Rep. Steve King once again declined to make an endorsement ahead of his state's Tuesday caucuses, but he did handicap the 2012 race.
The five-term congressman, who represents a heavily Republican district in Northwest Iowa, told CNN's Soledad O'Brien Monday that the perfect GOP candidate would have traits from each of the current contenders competing in the Hawkeye State.
(CNN) - Just two days before the Iowa caucuses, Republican Rep. Steve King of Iowa, who holds a highly sought-after endorsement in the state, said he's waiting to show his support until he finds the right candidate to lead the country out of debt.
"I want to know they believe it and can lead America to where we need to go to get us back from the abyss of a fiscal calamity," King said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union." "I haven't seen that with the clarity that I want to see, and if me holding back on this helps get that case before the American people, I may well have to do that."
Washington (CNN) - Iowa GOP Congressman Steve King, whose support is coveted by Republican presidential candidates, said he hoped to endorse one of them months ago. But like many other Iowa Republican voters, he is having a hard time picking a horse in this Republican field.
"I've said all along I want my head and my heart to come together, and when that happens I'll jump in with both feet. That just hasn't happened yet," King told CNN.
Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) - An influential conservative Republican congressman in the Hawkeye State will join GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum at a campaign event Monday.
Rep. Steve King will team up the former senator from Pennsylvania at a pheasant hunt in Adel, Iowa, a source with knowledge of the event confirms to CNN.
(CNN) – Mitt Romney criticized fellow Republican presidential front-runner Newt Gingrich Wednesday for supporting lighter restrictions against illegal immigrants who have lived in the country for years.
"People who come into this country illegally should not have a special break or special pathway to become permanent residents or citizens of this country," Romney said at a campaign stop in Des Moines.
Washington (CNN) - Any of the Republican presidential contenders would love to have the endorsement of Iowa Rep. Steve King, one the state's leading conservative voices.
Though King had previously expected to endorse a candidate by this stage in the race, he now says he might stay out of the 2012 race all together.
(CNN) - Before taking off on a hunting trip with Republican Rep. Steve King of Iowa, an influential figure and highly sought-after endorsement in the state with the nation's first caucuses, Texas Gov. Rick Perry talked about his "love affair" with guns.
"As long as I've got memory, I've had something to hunt with," Perry said Saturday. "It was a long love affair with a boy and his gun that turned into a man and his gun, and then it turned into a man and his son and his daughter and their guns."
(CNN) - Iowa Congressman Steve King surveyed the comings and goings of the 2012 GOP field Sunday following the Minnesota split: Rep. Michele Bachmann's Saturday win at the straw poll in Ames and news of former Minnesota Gov. Tim Palwenty's departure from the presidential race.
"You can never say never in this business," King said.