Congressman Steve King: My Cantaloupe Comments Were Off By Ten Pounds

The Iowa Congressman said Saturday on Fox News a anonymous border patrol agent said his controversial comments were maybe off by ten pounds. King also said privately many of his Republican colleagues said he was correct.

1. “I got a call from them yesterday, and I said, ‘Did I need to come back down and refresh myself?’ They said, ‘No, you’re spot on with what you’re saying but maybe you got the weight ten pounds up.’”

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King said last week that “for everyone who’s a valedictorian, there’s another hundred out there who weigh a hundred and thirty pounds—and they’ve got calves the size of cantaloupes because they’re hauling seventy-five pounds of marijuana across the desert. Those people would be legalized with the same act.”

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Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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