Thursday, 19 September, 2019

Republican congressman Steve King: Would humanity exist without rape, incest?

U.S. Rep. Steve King speaks during a town hall meeting at the Ericson Public Library Ilhan Omar hits out at Steve King and GOP for 'projecting their filth' with incest claims
Patty Aguilar | 17 August, 2019, 01:28

"Considering all the wars and all the rape and pillage that has taken place ..."

Scholten responded to King's comments in a statement to the Times, saying they "are disrespectful to survivors and don't reflect Iowan values".

In 2017, King faced a backlash for sharing on Twitter a political cartoon featuring the far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders plugging a hole in the wall protecting "Western Civilization" as a flood of water bearing the star-and-crescent symbol of Islam comes crashing over the top.

"As I've said before, it's time for him to go", she wrote on Twitter. We can't afford to hand the 4th District to Nancy Pelosi and her allies in Congress. President Trump needs defenders in Congress, not distractions. In January, he was stripped of all his committee assignments after the New York Times cited him as defending "white supremacy".

Republican Liz Cheney, a U.S. representative from Wyoming, decried King's comments as "appalling and bizarre".

This year, several candidates have said they will challenge King for the Republican nomination, including conservative state Sen.

Iowa Congressman Steve King has said some truly horrific things over the years. "Excusing violence - in any way - is entirely unacceptable".

Congressmember King's comments sparked a fresh round of calls for his resignation, not only from prominent Democrats and 2020 presidential hopefuls, but also from many Republicans. This includes state senator Randy Feenstra who is also a conservative. "As Congressman King's fellow citizens, let us hope and pray earnestly that this action will lead to greater reflection and ultimately change on his part", he added.

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One of King's Republican challengers, state Sen. Cory Booker (N.J.), Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.), Amy Klobuchar (Minn.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and others.

King is opposed to exceptions for rape and incest in laws restricting abortion and has tried unsuccessfully to get legislation reflecting his position passed in the House of Representatives. "I'm really glad I do not live in his world".

"You would think it would be pretty easy to come out against rape and incest", South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg said while stumping in Tipton, Iowa.

Two months later, in March, King came under scrutiny again when he said he did not "have an answer" when asked directly whether he believed a white society to be superior to a nonwhite society.

Democrats on the campaign trail also weighed, offering universal opposition to King's words and calling on Americans to donate to Scholten's campaign.

King, who represents Iowa's Fourth Congressional District, has a long history of stirring controversy.

A better statement would have been, "We don't agree with Congressman King's use of hyperbole in that instance, but we are fully committed to protecting life from conception to natural death".

After he was disciplined, Mr King compared himself to Jesus Christ.

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