DES MOINES — Iowa Congressman Steve King on Friday criticized a Republican National Committee report aimed at turning around the party’s losing ways, describing its efforts at outreach to Latino voters as political opportunism.
“I think the party would have been significantly better off if that document had never been released,” King said during taping of Iowa Public Television’s “Iowa Press.”
King, who is weighing a U.S. Senate campaign, said the call in the March RNC report for comprehensive immigration reform is at odds with the GOP’s tradition for law and order.
The report, put together as a response to the party’s defeat in the 2012 presidential campaign, blames Republican opposition to allowing illegal immigrants to remain in the country for its declining support among Latinos.
King, a staunch opponent to such a pathway, said bending on such a key principle as a…
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