Rand Paul leaves the scene as DREAMers confront Steve King

YouTube video by Matt Hildreth of immigration reform advocacy group America's voice shows Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) at a fundraiser. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) was also in attendance and can be seen leaving the vicinity of the conversation. (Matt Hildreth via YouTube)

As they have done with several Republican politicians, some DREAMers confronted Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) at an event in Iowa this week.

Actually, they introduced themselves to both King and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who was sitting down for a meal at the same table. Paul shook their hand and began eating his hamburger, but as the DREAMers made clear what they had come to talk about, he stood up from the table and walked away.

Courtesy of Matt Hildreth, America's Voice

The exchange is a window into the sensitive politics of immigration for Republicans. King insists his position on immigration -- which is one of the most hard-line in the House -- is being misrepresented. House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) has also been confronted by DREAMers on-tape.

But the buzziest moment was Paul's hasty exit.

Courtesy of Matt Hildreth, America's Voice

Here's a sampling of Twitter reaction:

Aaron Blake covers national politics and writes regularly for The Fix.
Comments
Show Comments
Most Read Politics
Next Story
Jaime Fuller · August 5