Iowa Congressman Steve King has been a leader in attempts to repeal the federal health care law — saying he despises the law he calls Obamacare. But King said today the Senate immigration bill is much worse.

“If it was somehow that there was an offer that you are going to get one or the other and you have to choose one, I would take Obamacare and try to live with that before I’d ever accept this amnesty plan,” King said. “Because this amnesty plan is far, far worse than Obamacare.”

King, a Republican from Kiron, said the difference in the two plans is that one can be fixed, but the other can’t.

“We can repeal Obamacare, we can over time pay for it, we can over time get back our doctor/patient relationship. But, if this amnesty goes through, there’s no undoing it. The genie on the left has escaped and he will be as amorphous as a puff of smoke. You will not get him back in that bottle and we will have to live with this in the American civilization and culture in perpetuity,” King said.

King made his comments at a news conference today with seven other congressmen who are also against the Senate immigration plan.