Katrina Trinko | Tea partiers vent their frustrations with amnesty bill

For conservatives who oppose the Gang of Eight immigration bill championed by Senator Marco Rubio (R., Fla.), yesterday was their day to proclaim their disagreement loud and clear.

In a “press conference” that quickly turned into a rally, Representative Steve King (R., Iowa) urgently made the case that immigration legislation was being steamrolled too quickly through the House and Senate. “I kind of like a microphone that has some volume to it,” he jovially told the crowd, which would grow to include hundreds of tea partiers over the next couple of hours.

He decried the proposed legislation as being “at its heart and core amnesty,” and held out hope that “maybe there’s a way yet to kill this thing in the Senate.”


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