Steve King, you are a delight

Oh, mercy. Sometimes people are so stupid, it makes you want to stand up and applaud. Via Andrew:

“Let’s just say that, that, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the mastermind of 9/11, is brought to the United States to be tried in a federal court in the United States, under a federal judge, and we know what some of those judges do, and on a technicality, such as, let’s just say he wasn’t read his Miranda rights. … He is released into the streets of America. Walks over and steps up into a US embassy and applies for asylum for fear that he can’t go back home cause he spilled the beans on al Qaeda. What happens then if another judge grants him asylum in the United States and Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is on a path to citizenship.” Congressman Steve King (R-Iowa)
In case you don't recall who Steve King is, he's the brain child who wondered why Barack Obama was allowed to use his own middle name during the Oath of Office, but race-baiting political gasbags like himself were not. Not what you'd call a major contender for a MacArthur genius grant.

What I love about the above quote is that it's one-stop shopping for Republican fear-mongering. Coddling terrorists? Check. Activist judges? Check. Lax immigration enforcement? Check. I'm surprised that he didn't go on to suggest that, following his becoming a US citizen, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed would then go on to become an abortion doctor for lesbian welfare cheats, but there's only so much room in one soundbite.

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