Courtesy of Think Progress:
Talking to David Gregory on NBC’s Meet The press, King argued that immigration reform would entail granting citizenship to “a lot of people…up to the age of 35″ who smuggled drugs over the Mexican border. Navarro hit back hard, telling King he needed to “get therapy” for his bigoted views about Latinos:
KING: This proposes to legalize a lot of people that will include the people who are drug smugglers up to the age of 35. You cannot do a background check on people that don’t have a legal existence in their home country…
NAVARRO: First of all, I think Congressman King should get some therapy for his melon fixation. I think there might be medication for that. I think he’s a mediocre congressman with no legislative record and the only time he makes national press is when he comes out and says something offensive about the undocumented or Hispanics.… There are other voices who are the adults in the room and who are working hard towards a reform. and I think it’s going to happen. I’m more optimistic than most.
GREGORY: Before I let him go, he just heard that. Congressman King, do you want to respond to that in terms of what actually is going to get accomplished?
KING: Well, I would say this. First of all, I spoke only of drug smugglers. If Ana understands the language, she should know that. I didn’t insult her or other Republicans and I didn’t –
NAVARRO: I’m not undocumented. I vote, Congressman.
God I loved that!
"You're going to talk to ME about insulting people Congressman?" I am not always a fan of Ana Navarro but I liked how she slapped the shit out of King for saying such overtly racist things about Hispanics.
And here's the thing, he made it sound like he was ONLY talking about drug smugglers, but his actual quote was “For [every DREAMer] who’s a valedictorian, there’s another 100 out there that — they weigh 130 pounds and they’ve got calves the size of cantaloupes because they’re hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert. Those people would be legalized with the same act.”
He is clearly saying that out of 101 immigrants that 100 of them are drug smugglers. There is no way NOT to take offense at those remarks if you re Hispanic, or even simply a reasonable person.
Like I said I don't there will be too many times in the future where I agree with Ana Navarro, but in this case I thought she was awesome!