Latina Strategist Tells Steve King He Needs Therapy For 'Melon Fixation'

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Last month, Iowa Congressman Steve King spoke out against having DREAMers in this country legalized.

"For every valedictorian DREAMer who has been brought to this country by his or her family, there’s another 100 out there who, they weigh 130 pounds and they’ve got calves the size of cantaloupes because they’re hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert," said King during an interview in July.

During a Meet the Press roundtable on Sunday, King was asked by NBC's David Gregory about these controversial remarks that he made last month. Gregory asked King if he truly believed that most DREAMers are linked to to the drug trade and stated that the numbers he provided had been debunked.

“My characterization was exclusively to drug smugglers, and anybody that understands the language and the culture should be able to watch that tape and know that,” said the Iowa congressman while insisting that his numbers had not been debunked.

Although King later showed sympathy for some DREAMers, he and GOP strategist Ana Navarro went head-to-head regarding the topic of immigration overhaul.

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