Oct 22

Steve King: Comparing Immigrants To Dogs Was ‘A Compliment’ (Huffington Post, Oct 21, 2012):

WASHINGTON — Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) on Sunday stood by eyebrow-raising comments he made in May, insisting that he was praising immigrants when he compared selecting visa recipients to choosing a “good bird dog.”

“It was a compliment … They knew it was a compliment, they turned it into an insult because they’re professional hyperventilators,” the immigration hardliner said in an interview on Des Moines NBC affiliate WHO-TV, posted by a site run by the campaign of his Democratic opponent, Christie Vilsack.

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