GOP Rep. Steve King suggests GOP pundit Ana Navarro doesn’t speak English because she’s Latino

GOP pundit Ana Navarro committed the unforgivable sin this weekend of thinking-while-latino.  And Republican Congressman, and bigot, Steve King of Iowa was having none of it.


King has a long history of wackiness.  King is the man who recently talked about Mexicans having “cantaloupe”-sized calves from all the marijuana they always carry around their backs.

King also famously claimed that Latinos who are in the US illegally can be spotted by “their shoes.”

It was also Steve King who recently refused to answer a question about whether contraceptives should remain legal.

You get the picture.

So it should come as no surprise that Steve King now finds himself in a controversy over comments he made to GOP pundit Ana Navarro this weekend, who immigrated to the US (legally) from Nicaragua in 1980, and went on to get a law degree.  Dumb, this lady ain’t.

But that didn’t stop Steve King from assuming that Ms. Navarro wasn’t fully appreciating his rabid racist views because perhaps her language abilities in English weren’t totally up to snuff, she being Latino and all.

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.

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