By: Trevor Loudon
Republican Party power broker Grover Norquist backs the Senate’s Shamnesty Bill. Iowa Congressman Steve King opposes it. Norquist has been criticizing King for his principled stand for the rule of law and border integrity.
Steve King doesn’t take that sort of crap lying down.
“The members who are standing up and opposing amnesty are the ones who are keeping their oath of office and adhering to the rule of law — and they understand what happens in a civilization if you reward people for breaking the law, you get more lawbreakers…”
More broadly, the congressman says the immigration debate has created three groups of supporters in the United States.
“First, there are the elitists,” King begins. “Elitists see that they should have access to cheap labor to clean their homes, mow their lawns, and take care of their gardens. The second group is Democratic power brokers. They see a tremendous advantage to the Democratic Party that turns us into a one-party system if they do what they’re trying to do with the Gang of Eight bill in the Senate.
“And the third group is those employers of illegals who benefit from cheap labor at the expense of the taxpayers who are subsidizing them through welfare programs. If you want to support the elitists or Democratic powerbrokers or employers of illegal labor, then support of the Gang of Eight, listen to Grover, listen to Karl Rove,” King says, referring to the GOP strategist, who also supports immigration reform.
“If you want to defend the Constitution, the rule of law, and preserve a better destiny for the United States of America — where individuals can make a living with their hands, their backs, their minds, standing on their own two feet — then stand with me.”