U.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner let a fellow congressman know what he thought of Fourth District Republican Congressman Steve King’s comments about children of illegal immigrants.
Talking Points Memo reports Boehner called King an “a–hole” after hearing’s King’s comments.
Last year King argued the U.S. shouldn’t give legal status to children brought illegally into the country. In explaining his reasoning, King said for, “everyone who’s a valedictorian, there’s another 100 out there that weigh 130 pounds and they’ve got calves the size of cantaloupes because they’re hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert.”
Iowa Governor Terry Branstad and King’s fellow Republican Congressman Tom Latham joined Democrats in denouncing King’s comments at the time.