“What if we went back through all the family trees and just pulled those people out that were products of rape and incest? Would there be any population of the world left if we did that?” Rep. Steve King told a group of conservatives at an event in Urbandale, Iowa. “Considering all the wars and all the rapes and pillages taken place and whatever happened to culture after society? I know I can’t certify that I’m not a part of a product of that.”
Iowa was the first state to pass the Heartbeat Law in 2018. But it was immediately challenged and the Iowa Supreme Court knocked it down. Rep. Steve King has been at the forefront to protect the unborn. Was King’s attempt to get people to think outside the lines of conventional thinking wrong?
Immediately the Republican party distanced itself from King. “It’s time for him to go,” tweeted Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming, the third highest-ranking Republican in the House. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said that King’s comments on rape and incest justify his decision earlier this year to strip him of his assignments on the Judiciary and Agriculture committees because of racist comments he previously made.
In their attempt to brand the Congressman as a racist, and an insensitive political leader against women’s rights – Congressman Steve King says he is ready for the battle ahead.