Republicans Shocked SHOCKED At Steve King Saying That Part Out Loud
Oh, NOW the GOP wants to get rid of Steve King? Not when he accused undocumented immigrants of being drug smugglers with "calves the size of cantaloupes"? Not when he referred to the torture of prisoners at Abu Ghraib as "hazing"? Not when he said Muslims shouldn't be allowed to work in meat-packing plants? Not when he suggested cutting food stamps "for people who have not worked in three generations"? Not when he suggested using electrified cattle fences to keep out migrants? Not when he said, "We can't restore our civilization with somebody else's babies"? Not when he referred to Mexican immigrants as "dirt"? Not when he spewed his poison about white genocide and the "great replacement" theory?
All that was merely distasteful, a shame, inappropriate, tut tut. But now that he's facing a rematch against J.D. Scholten, after barely eking out a three-point win in an R+11 district last year, now they want him gone?
There aren't enough jerk off gifs in the world for this bullshit.
Iowa's worst congressman stepped in it for the thousandth time this week by saying the quiet part out loud again. It's mainstream GOP doctrine that rape babies are a gift from God, and thus there should be no exception to abortion bans in cases of rape or incest. Their only objection is to the way he phrased it. The Des Moines Register reported:
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 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.
Because Steve King read that article that said half of Asia has Genghis Khan's DNA and thought, "Aha, here's a way I can argue that a 12-year-old who doesn't want to carry a baby forced upon her by rape and/or incest is actually trying to genocide the whole human race!" Probably. Clearly. Obviously.
Democrats immediately denounced King and called for his resignation. And Republicans, sensing an opportunity to get rid of this albatross before 2020, are getting in on the act, too. Here's House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney taking a break from speaking for The Jews to tell Steve King that he's finally gone too far.
House Minority Whip Steve Scalise told Politico, "These comments are wrong, and offensive, and underscore why we removed him from his committees." No doubt House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy will tell us all how deeply pained he is by King's hurtful, wrongheaded comments before close of business today.
WHAT. EVER. This guy didn't slink off in shame when they stripped him of his committee assignments in January for wondering, "White Nationalist, White Supremacist, Western Civilization, how did THAT language become offensive?" And they're not going to shove him out the door now. Which is fine by us. If Steve King wants to spend the next 15 months making the racist GOP subtext into text and risk a ruby red congressional seat in the process, he can knock himself out. The GOP's gonna have to dance with the one that brung 'em.
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