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C-SPAN’s news program Washington Journal, turned ugly during a discussion on civil rights Thursday.

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“Rep. Steve King is defending his remarks that drew criticism from his own party leadership that the children of some immigrants were being used as drug mules.

“It’s not something that I’m making up,” King told Radio Iowa’s O. Kay Henderson. “This is real. We have people that are mules, that are drug mules, that are hauling drugs across the border and you can tell by their physical characteristics what they’ve been doing for months, going through the desert with 75 pounds of drugs on their back and if those who advocate for the DREAM Act, if they choose to characterize this about valedictorians, I gave them a different image that we need to be thinking about because we just simply can’t be passing legislation looking only at one component of what would be millions of people.”

Most students who benefit from the DREAM act and plan to attend universities or join the U.S. military…are drug mules?! Iowa’s loathsome Rep. Steve King says as much, doing little to hide his disdain for Latino immigrants, nor his disdain for actual facts.

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Fox News host Bill O’Reilly criticized President Obama and the nation’s black leaders for not dealing with what he sees as problems in black culture. Chris Hayes reviews O’Reilly’s comments and explains why they are so off base.

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