Immigration bill is Democratic plot, House conservative says
May 14th, 2013
06:11 PM ET
10 years ago

Immigration bill is Democratic plot, House conservative says

Washington (CNN) - A prominent House conservative said Tuesday that the immigration reform bill now under consideration in the Senate is part of an ongoing plot to build a massive new Democratic voting bloc.

America's growing Hispanic vote is "a huge boon for Democrats. They have known that for a long time," said Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa. Their message has been that "we are going to recruit all you folks. That we are going to give amnesty to (you) to become Democrats."


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  1. They ought to change from the elephant to the hippo...

    NOW I know why the Republicans are against mental illness background checks for guns... None of them would be ALLOWED to own any!!

    A Democratic plot?!?! Get the white coats...

    May 14, 2013 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  2. rs

    These folks have lost their collective minds!
    Were they not the party that decided they would never win a national election ever again if they continued to talk about self-deportation as a solution to illegal immigration?
    They wanted total immigration reform (something the Democrats called for as well), but the GOP got cold feet, wanted an out on border security (despite having the most secure border and the most deportations in decades). Then they started in-fighting ("I'm more "conservative" and hate brown people more than you!"), the Heritage Foundation turned on them, and now its a Democratic plot? Sheer lunacy.

    May 14, 2013 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  3. Bill

    I have news for you Rep. King. The GOP lost this "voting bloc: a long time ago. Bill or no bill, you clowns are in the wildnerness when it comes to support across all demographic and ethnic groups. Get over it and clean up your act.

    May 14, 2013 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
  4. Efren

    Even if it was true, republicans are trying to something similar too by trying to recruit a minority base that they have never cared for Ever and regularly looked down upon, among other atrocities they've committed. Even poor people aren't that stupid to not see through the obvious. All both parties just want the minority vote but not the minority themselves. If minories had a different choice to who to vote for then I'm sure neither would have been an option, but that is all the media allows for you to vote for. Poor people aren't smart enough to get what is happening to them because they are kept unInformed and ignorant by the people that are sworn to protect them. This is What America is, repulsive.

    May 14, 2013 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  5. Wake up People!

    Good lord take the tinfoil hats off please!! Not everything is a conspiracy......

    May 14, 2013 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  6. Name jon

    It's funny, during the last election, the Republicans finally found a Latin-American politician to parade in front of the country to try and get the Hispanic votes. Sounds and looks alot like a desperate attempt "bright white right" to get in office. But people of Latin decent aren't stupid. They didn't fall for it. The democrats promise entitlements and it was a landslide defeat for the republicans. It's funny how republicans always talk about not wanting "socialism". But right now anybody needing medical help can go to the hospital and get anything they want, stiff the hospital and even make return trips and continue to stiff the hospital. And honest people have the burden put on them. The hospital certainly isn't going to take if in the shorts. They don't have too. They gave gobs if political power. Even if they were compensated,and they are, they aren't about to lower their costs. I have worked at some clinics that cater to the less fortunate, and I watch all walks of life come in and when they are asked to pay, they all say" I don't have no monies'. And their bill is wiped clean. Then they go sit down in the waiting room and start texting on their cell phone. Thus have money for the cell phone. Unbelievable!!! That's a joke on the American taxpayer. Get ready to fund the new "United States of Mexico". It's coming hard and fast. Big business has always enjoyed using "illegal immigrants". The profits are so much better when you get to use slave labor. But they all say they are against "illegal immigrants". Same way with politicians. They all use illegals to clean their houses and lawns. Americans are so phoney. We like cheap labor but we don't want to give them any benefits. That's business in America.

    May 14, 2013 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
  7. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    Keep talking King. Every time one of you fossils open your mouths, you alienate people. Keep up the good work!

    May 14, 2013 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
  8. Thomas

    Now do you understand why most latinos dislike republicans ?

    Unless you a cuban from Miami of a Mexibush from Texas , you would never vote for a republican after GW Bush.

    May 14, 2013 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  9. John from Brooklyn

    Keep driving that ethnicity/political wedge and you'll reap what you fear, Representative King.

    May 14, 2013 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  10. Thom

    Kind of like.........Damn if we do, damn if we don't

    May 14, 2013 08:54 pm at 8:54 pm |
  11. Namejanek

    Fix the border security first then we can consider possible immigration amnesty. Till then no amnesty.

    May 14, 2013 09:12 pm at 9:12 pm |
  12. DENNA

    Say again? Well, it's a lead-pipe cinch that the GOP isn't trying to build a voting block. I guess they didn't get the memo that their "usual suspects" of voters are thinning out fast. Just go ahead, keep insulting the Hispanic population of the United States. After all, that worked out so well for you the last time, right? Oh, wait . . never mind.

    May 14, 2013 09:36 pm at 9:36 pm |
  13. Bryan

    I thought Tea Party favorite, Marco Rubio was a co-sponsor? Why would he support it if its a Democratic plot?

    May 14, 2013 10:45 pm at 10:45 pm |
  14. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    The Senator was then heard to mumble...

    "Who's been painting my roses red?
    Who's been painting my roses red?
    Who dares to taint with vulgar paint
    the royal flower bed?
    For painting my roses red
    someone will lose his head".

    May 14, 2013 11:29 pm at 11:29 pm |