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Steve King (R-IA) Goes on Odd Rant About Rape and Incest

Steve King, the controversial congressman from Iowa, has long made trouble for the Republican party. After he made racist comments in January of his year, the lawmaker was stripped of all his committee assignments. Despite calls to do so, he refused to resign from his position.

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King asked members of the Westside Conservative Club:

“What if we went back through all the family trees and just pulled out anyone who was a product of rape or incest? Would there be any population of the world left if we did that? Considering all the wars and all the rapes and pillages that happened throughout all these different nations, I know that I can’t say that I was not a part of a product of that.”

The comments were made while King was fielding a question about abortion. Condemnation from fellow lawmakers came swiftly.

Bernie Sanders tweeted, “Steve King is a racist, a misogynist and a disgrace to the country. He should not be a member of the United States Congress.”

Beto O’Rourke had a different idea. The Democratic hopeful urged Iowans to support King’s likely 2020 opponent. He wrote, “My friend JD Scholten is standing up and fighting back against Steve King, and he needs all of our help — because no matter where you live, you know there’s no place for Steve King’s racism, bigotry, and hatred in Congress.”

King has yet to respond to calls for his resignation.

 



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