Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) showed off to Congress a model of an electric fence he designed for America’s southern border. He said its nonlethal current works fine with barnyard animals.

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  • 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.

  • Think Progress:

    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.) King?s 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:


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