OKOBOJI, IA -- Republican Rep. Steve King was confronted Monday by two undocumented immigrants just days after the House GOP voted to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
Erika Andiola, a co-director of the DREAM Action Coalition, approached King at a fundraiser here and handed the congressman her DACA card for him to rip in half.
“I know you want to get rid of DACA, and I want to give you the opportunity,” Andiola told King in the exchange that has been posted on YouTube. “If you really want to get rid of it just rip mine.”
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House Republicans voted last Friday to end DACA, which allows for descretion in deporting children who were brought into the country illegally. The bill will not get a vote in the Democratically-controlled Senate.
King refused to rip the card, telling the woman he is troubled she has “disrespect” for America’s laws.
"I don't want to build a country with people who have disrespect for the law," King said. "You just told me you are both here in violation of the law."
Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul, a potential presidential candidate in 2016, was seated next to King and quickly left after the activists introduced themselves.
-- NBC's Frank Thorp V and Andrew Rafferty contributed to this post.