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Tell House leadership: Condemn Steve King's ugly speech

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Tell House leadership: Condemn Steve King's ugly speech

To be delivered to Rep. Kevin McCarthy (CA-23), Rep. John Boehner (OH-8), and Rep. Eric Cantor (VA-7)

Petition Statement

Reps. Boehner, Cantor, and McCarthy: We need you to step up and lead in the House on immigration reform. Condemn Rep. Steve King's inflammatory words -- his comments don't deserve a platform or a place in our Congress!
There are currently 747 signatures. NEW goal - We need 750 signatures!

Petition Background

Rep. Steve King's (IA-R) ugly history of anti-immigrant rhetoric reached a new low this week after telling a conservative website that some DREAMers have "calves the size of cantaloupes because they're hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert."

He doubled-down on his attack by claiming that for every valedictorian DREAMer, there are 100 more carrying drugs across the border.

Rep. King's attack is nothing new. Last year he compared immigrants to dogs, and then in an Univision interview claimed he meant it as a compliment. Last month he voted to defund DACA, called a group of DREAMers visiting his office "illegal aliens," compared it to an invasion, and then wondered why they hadn't been arrested yet.

And now he's accusing those same young Americans of being drug dealers.

We need Speaker John Boehner, Rep. Eric Cantor, and Rep. Kevin McCarthy -- the top leaders in the House of Representatives -- to condemn Rep. King's ugly attacks and finally lead. If they don't stand up to him and take command, they are allowing Rep. King to set the agenda in the House and have a platform to spread his hateful views.

Demand GOP House leaders John Boehner, Eric Cantor, and Kevin McCarthy lead and condemn Rep. Steve King's attack today.

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