Aug 13, 2014 2:29 AM GMT
Representatives Steve King and Michele Bachmann.
NYT: On Capitol Hill, the Tea Party wing continues to drive the GOP's agenda. With Democrats united in opposition and Republicans divided, during a boisterous, closed-door meeting, mainstream Republicans vented their anger at immigration hard-liners, accusing them of scuttling the leadership’s bills just because they could.
Regardless, GOP's political damage was done. Complexities of immigration law that slip by most of the American news media remain front and center on Spanish television, where news figures such as Jorge Ramos advocate immigration overhaul positions, he said.
Just days after helping write the House’s only immigration policy bill of the year, the Tea Party made waves again when they spoke of a “war on whites that’s being launched by the Democratic Party” to the conservative radio show host Laura Ingraham. Mr. Steve King was caught on tape grabbing the arm of a young immigrant who grew up in Arizona and was granted legal status by the president’s order. “You’re very good at English, you know what I’m saying?” he told the immigrant, a graduate of Arizona State University.