Sean Hannity is searching his soul for the truth and Ann Coulter is calling for Trump's impeachment, but no one is more crushed by Trump's "deal" to codify the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program than Steve King.
“The base will leave him,” King warned of Trump pursuing a plan that would protect former DACA recipients. “They won’t be able to defend him anymore.”
Later, King said he would still support Trump even if the President embraced a DACA deal. Even if, King said, “this thing collapses and they rollover the top of me with amnesty and the rule of law is destroyed and my life’s work is tossed over the side.”
“I support almost every piece of the rest of his agenda except this amnesty piece that’s being dangled out in front of America right now, and that’s so destructive to a first world country,” he said separately.
To say that your "life's work" is the pursuit of enforcing unnecessary cruelty to young brown people does not say much about your life. Or maybe it says everything.
It's pathetic, but so is saying you'll support Trump even if he destroys your "life's work." It's the undying tribal loyalty of sycophants that may create space for a deal to happen.
If Steve King won't "leave him" over this, I doubt the base will either.