Dem Challenger Rips Steve King’s ‘Hateful Ideology’ After Bizarre Comments on Rape and Incest

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Congressman Steve King (R-Iowa) continued his long tradition of making ridiculous, insensitive, and often racist remarks this week when he wondered aloud to a crowd if the human population would have survived if not for “rape and incest.”

King’s comments — which he made before the Westside Conservative Club and first reported by the Des Moines Register — were regarding his belief that abortion should be illegal, including in cases of rape and incest.

He told the crowd, “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?” adding later, “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.”

J.D. Scholten, who lost to King by only a few points in 2018 and is running against him again in 2020, released the following statement on Wednesday in response to the report from the Des Moines Register:

“Yet again, Steve King puts his selfish, hateful ideology above the needs of the people of Iowa’s 4th district. Excusing violence — in any way — is entirely unacceptable. Here in Iowa, we stand strong together in the face of violence, and strive to create a welcoming and safe community for all people. His comments are disrespectful to survivors and don’t reflect Iowan values. We stand for bringing all people together and fighting for the positive change that we desperately need here in Iowa.”

King has repeatedly come under fire for his remarks. He was removed from his committee assignments in early 2019 after an interview with the New York Times in which he questioned when terms like “white nationalist” became offensive. After he was punished for the remarks, he compared his experience to that of Jesus Christ.

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WellHungChad
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Democrats are more outraged over King’s comments than they are over “Black Faced Governor Northam” and his comments about killing a new born child!!…as well as this year’s heard of Democrat presidential candidates.

Phyllis Softa
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Steve King says something bizarre. That is called Wednesday, or Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday or Tuesday.

Otis
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Jesus Christ indeed!! What the Hell is wrong with this man?
Maybe he IS an inbred as he definitely suffers from some sort of brain affliction and he is obviously stupid
enough to blather such claptrap. He needs to retire and read some C.S. Lewis or George MacDonald and get his soul in order.
Hopefully J.D., despite being a Dumbocrat, will clean this idiot’s plow because this is borderline Caligula insanity.

General Confusion
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If Iowans re-elect King, then you can be assured that a large portion of them are not confused by their own racism.

Phoenix
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Top 3 at least on dumbest anti abortion arguments I’ve ever heard.

Morte206
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Congratulations to future Rep Scholten.

I suggest King make extensive use of his healthcare plan to determine if there is in fact a medical reason he seems hell bent on running his mouth to the detriment of society in general and Iowa in particular.

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