Members of Congress are preparing for a five week-long vacation, but they may be leaving a major political crisis hanging in the balance: immigration reform.
Should members of Congress be censured for potentially jetting off without a resolution?
"This is a man-caused disaster, and the man that caused it is Barack Obama," King said. "This human calamity and tragedy started because there's this huge magnet created by the president's policies."
CNN's Chris Cuomo and King agreed on the severity of the immigration crisis, but Cuomo implored King to act immediately, rather than shifting blame.
"You're about to go on vacation for a month, after you just toured the border and saw all of these horrors?" Cuomo asked.
King and Representative Michelle Bachmann (R-MN) made a highly publicized visit to the south Texas border this past weekend; he cited a desire to "look refugees in the eyes" and witness their living conditions.
The congressman described scenes of babies being nursed in holding cells, and masses of undocumented immigrants being deprived of showers.
Immigration, however, has been a hot button topic for King long before cries for immigration reform reached a partisan din.
Last year, he made controversial comments about immigrant children, likening their calves to the size of cantaloupes and insinuating that they were used as border drug runners.
The statements elicited criticism from fellow Republicans, with Speaker John Boehner calling it "ignorant" and "wrong."
When questioned about the statement by Cuomo, King stood by the cantaloupe reference, calling it "accurate."
Yet he denied making any comment about children drug smugglers, blaming the "liberal press" for publishing the comments.