— Steve King (@SteveKingIA) January 20, 2015
Twitter has exploded in the wake of a bigoted tweet posted last night in the wake of the President’s State of the Union address.
Tea Party favorite Rep. Steve King (R-IO) tweeted that President Obama had invited a “deportable” to the address and accused him of undermining “prosecutorial discretion” by allowing an undocumented 20-year-old immigrant to sit “in a place of honor” next to the First Lady.
NBC News reports that
The tweet was in reference to Ana Zamora, a student from Dallas that the president and first lady invited to hear the address. Zamora’s parents are undocumented workers, but she was granted temporary relief in 2012 under the president’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Her parents are potentially eligible to receive temporary relief as well under the executive actions the president took last November.
When asked about the tweet, Rep. King told NBC News to “shake it off” and have a sense of humor.
Below are a few of our favorite responses to King’s tweet:
@SteveKingIA When I grew up in Iowa we called people "people"—not "deportables." Control yr eagerness to wrench families apart!
— Regina White (@ReginaWhite) January 20, 2015
Deport your Twitter account into the toilet. @SteveKingIA
— L u k e O' N e i l (@lukeoneil47) January 20, 2015
@stevekingia Deportable is just a euphemism for "disposable", right ?
— Scarce (@MrScarce) January 20, 2015
— Susan Nelson (@susaniniowa) January 20, 2015
Are deportables Autobots or Decepticons? @SteveKingIA
— Neal Boyd (@grimcity) January 20, 2015