Our local embarrassment, Congressman Steve King of Iowa’s 4th District, was at it again this week. Apparently admitting he’s a white nationalist, being openly mysogynistic, and just being all over ignorant wasn’t enough. Apparently being so generally repulsive that his own party has barred him from serving on any committees or positions of leadership wasn’t enough.
Nope. This past week, Steve defended rape and incest. He said “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?” He then spent 3 days defending the comments, but over the weekend changed tactics, stating that he was a victim of a life wing media attack and that everyone- including his own party- owes him an apology. Yeah, I don’t think that’s going to happen.
I’m often asked how Steve keeps getting reelected. Hell if I know. I CAN tell you that in the time I’ve lived in Iowa (13 years) he’s gotten more and more hateful and extreme with his language. He used to just be a bumbling idiot, sort of like that one uncle every family seems to have but loves anyway. His metamorphosis from that into Klan ally has seen unsettling to say the least.
Even if you have never voted for a Democrat in your life, there is simply no excuse left for voting for Steve King. He isn’t taken seriously by his own party, let alone anyone else. He can’t serve on any committees, so he’s not shaping any policy. All he is doing in DC is collecting a paycheck and making headlines for saying truly awful things. He is wasting your tax dollars and making us look like fools in the process. Stop the madness. Make this buffoon go away.