Tuesday, September 11, 2012

GOP Congressman Tells Voters That Comparing Immigrants To Dogs Was Really A 'Compliment' | ThinkProgress

GOP Congressman Tells Voters That Comparing Immigrants To Dogs Was Really A 'Compliment' | ThinkProgress

Congressman Steve King (R-IA) participated in a radio debate with Democratic challenger Christie Vilsack last night, and was given a chance to explain a comment he made in May comparing immigrants to dogs.

But instead of apologizing, or even explaining how he simply misspoke, King told the audience that the comment was really meant as a compliment, and that anyone who interpreted it as an insult — namely, everyone — was simply motivated by partisanship and incapable of cooperation

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