Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) denies intentionally leaving his seat at a stop in Iowa on Monday to avoid DREAMers who showed up and started questioning Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) about immigration.
Paul’s explanation for his hasty departure: He was simply getting up to do another interview.
“About five minutes before that, or two minutes before that, the video doesn’t show that another reporter came up and said, ‘Will you do an interview?’” Paul explained to Greta Van Susteren on Fox News Channel Tuesday night. “And I said I need to take a couple more bites and we’ll do an interview and then I was told we had to leave and I had to do the interview. So actually, I stand about 10 feet from those people who are doing sort of a Kamikaze interview and I stood 10 feet from them and did another interview.”
You can see exactly how many additional bites Rand took. NONE. The second the word “dreamer” was uttered he dropped the burger as if it had the Ebola virus and ran FAR away from the table. “Another interview”? Where and with whom? But like all Republicans Rand Paul makes things up, knowing no one in the “Mainstream Media” will ever call him on it.
Steve King is even worse.
As everyone knows, Kamikaze pilots were not Mexican
But what does that matter to a Republican. They’re not white therefore they’re either Kamikaze pilots or drug dealers
In video of the event that was widely covered, Paul is seen eating a burger at a fundraiser for King on Monday night when two DREAMers — undocumented immigrants brought into the country as children who are not being deported because of executive action from President Obama — come up and introduce themselves to him and King. When one of them starts a conversation, Paul is seen quickly getting up and walking away.
As is clear from the rest of the clip (should you have the stamina to watch it) Steve King believes “Dreamers” are drug dealers, and is rather surprised that the two Americans talking to him can actually speak English — even though both were born and raised in the U.S.
John Lennon will sing us out with a song about “Dreamers” — written and performed avant la lettre