Iowa Rep. Steve King wants the media to apologize for accurately quoting his comments about incest and rape.

By |2019-08-19T12:52:23-08:00August 20th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |4 Comments

Courtesy of Vanity Fair

Following hair-raising statements about the importance of rape and incest, Iowa Rep. Steve King is insisting he was misquoted by the media, and demanding an apology from all sides. King—perhaps best known for defending the term “white supremacist” and tweeting “our civilization” cannot be restored “with somebody else’s babies”—was recently quoted by the Des Moines Register saying, “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?” The Iowa congressman was roundly condemned by Democrats and GOP alike—even President Trump acknowledged “Certainly it wasn’t a good statement”—but predictably made himself the victim during a recent town hall.

Claiming the quote made headlines due to a “very active and vibrant left-wing media,” King went on to assert that Iowans understood he was misquoted. “When we have a national, viral attack that comes down on a misquote and it’s absolutely proven, all the folks that did that attack, I think they owe me an apology,” he stated. “Including my own leadership. I don’t expect that’s going to happen because egos are a little too strong in this business.”

That said, CNN notes that King’s claim the Des Moines Register corrected his quote referred to a line about members of Congress co-sponsoring his legislation, not the “rape and incest” quote his constituent asked about.

Sounds like King is taking a page from his fearless leader’s playbook by claiming that media outlets are taking back things they attributed to them when they have done no such thing. 

Well, at least King can rely on the unwavering support of his constituents, right? 

Or perhaps not. 

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4 Comments

  1. anon August 20, 2019 at 8:23 am

    What an ignorant Catholic.

  2. puck August 20, 2019 at 1:14 pm

    great photo. overly large stupid. massive ego. out of office.

  3. Knob August 20, 2019 at 2:30 pm

    He is for sure a frequent visitor to Epstein’s island.

    For sure.

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