GOP: Hate Crimes Laws Increase Attacks on the Rest of the Public

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) is not only against the Matthew Sheppard Act, but last night on Fox News he argued that hate crimes legislation creates "sacred cows" that force an attacker to their attention to other members of the general public. He warned that hate crimes laws, "put the victimizer's focus on someone else." Does this mean that it is more acceptable for a black, gay, or disabled person to be attacked?