It’s a tough calculus these Republicans are facing: wondering whether they’ll lose more conservative votes by appearing soft on immigration or more Hispanic votes by lumping Latinos in with livestock.
Rep. Steve King (R-IA) went on the House floor on Tuesday to discuss a fence that he designed for the southern boarder. (King constructed a model of the fence as he was speaking.) Kings design features a wire electrified with the kind of current that would not kill somebody. King noted that we do this with livestock all the time. Watch it: