Cantor is working on legislation known as the "Kids Act" that would
provide a path to citizenship to some illegal immigrants who were
brought to the U.S. as children.
“I strongly disagree with his characterization of the children of immigrants and find the comments inexcusable,” Cantor said at the time.
BoehnerJohn BoehnerTrump may pose problem for Ryan in Speaker vote Conservatives backing Trump keep focus on Supreme Court Vote House Republicans out MORE also castigated King's remarks, calling them "disgraceful."
King told The Hill he was never contacted directly by either Boehner or Cantor about what he said, and he has stood by the remarks as based on his own travels on the border.