A fight over illegal immigration has some lawmakers blaming an Iowa congressman.
Last year the US Senate approved an immigration reform bill allowing a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.
The House is yet to take it up and without action by August it is unlikely to make it to President Obama’s desk.
“If nothing happens during this window it is clear that this has occurred because Steve King calls the shots and he has won the immigration debate in the House among the House Republicans,” Sen. Charles Schumer (D) said.
This is the second time Schumer has blamed Rep. Steve King (R) for the immigration reform bill and King likes what he hears.
“I’m flattered by Schumer’s attempt to insult me, yet give me 100-percent of the credit for blocking his amnesty bill and agenda,” Rep. King told Channel 13.
King has had a high profile in the debate since comments he made about Hispanic immigrants in July, 2013 hit national headlines.