DREAMer Erika Andiola Helps Steve King and Rand Paul Cut Campaign Ad for Democrats
Not that the Democrats need the help after the House of Representatives made an ostentatious display of passing their Fuck the Hispanic Vote bills last week, but Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) did their part for the Dems by producing some great campaign video for them last night. The only thing that was worse than spectacularly failing to pass a bill that juices deportations of children and DREAMers last Thursday was actually passing a harsher bill the next day.
Since video of a C-SPAN roll call vote isn’t that great for a 30-second campaign ad, though, DREAMer and activist Erika Andiola enlisted the aid of King and Paul, approaching them at a fundraiser in Iowa on Monday night to discuss Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) with them. Paul’s role in the drama was smaller, but perhaps more useful given his credibility relative to King. After Andiola introduces herself as a DREAMer, and shakes Paul’s hand, he abandons his sandwich in mid-bite, and high-tails it out of there like the Roadrunner. If there had been a wall in his way, he’d have left a Rand Paul-shaped hole in it.
As for King, he does an admirable job sticking to his “rule of law” talking point, and lying about his “cantaloupes” remark, but he just can’t keep himself from grabbing Andiola and testily asking “You understand the English language, right?” or keeping an aide from hassling the woman shooting the video of Andiola and fellow activist Cesar Vargas, or keeping his supporters from shouting at them to “Go Home!”
Paul’s office later released a statement explaining…READ MORE