(The Hill) — Rep. Steve King (R-IA), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, said Monday that Congress should question President Obama’s uncle Onyango Obama to see if he received preferential treatment during his deportation proceedings.
“We have to bring drunken ‘Uncle Omar’ in front of the House Judiciary Committee, drill down into this, and tell America what’s going on,” King said on Fox News.
Onyango was arrested last month for allegedly driving under the influence and nearly hitting a police car. He had been held in a Massachusetts jail on charges stemming from a 1992 immigration order to return to his native Kenya, but was released last Thursday.
“If any one of us … nearly ran over a police officer, we would face the full fury of the law,” King said.
The congressman went on to say that he believed that the president’s uncle would receive preferential treatment from the Department of Homeland Security, and cited the case of the president’s aunt, who was discovered living in Boston as an illegal immigrant during the 2008 election. An immigration judge reversed an original court order and granted Zeituni Onyango, the president’s aunt, political asylum in 2010.
“I watched as President Obama’s aunt, Zeituni Onyango, also evaded [Immigration and Customs Enforcement],” King said. “The sympathy, the bleeding heart, of [Department of Homeland Security Director] Janet Napolitano decided to use an administrative authority to grant President Obama’s aunt asylum.”
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