A little bit softer now, sez Rep. Steve "no exceptions" King.
Reported in U.S. Rep. Steve King stands by no exceptions for rape and incest statement, but would like to phrase it differently. (Des Moines Register, 8/23/2019)
8/15/2019 update, "Dear Iowa, You need to get rid Steve King. Best, Retiring Guy", starts here.
If 2018 is any indication, 2020 is the year.
Quoted in U.S. Rep. Steve King: If not for rape and incest, 'would there be any population left?' (Des Moines Register, 8/14/2019)
Original 1/13/2019 post, "Donald Trump embraces the virulently anti-immigration and white supremacist views and rhetoric of Iowa's Steve King", starts here.
And look what happened to him in his most recent election.
In a very white congressional district.
Embracing King's views on immigration is not the route to re-election.
Excerpt from 1/10/2019 NYT article. Immigration is Mr. Trump’s go-to issue, his surest connection to his most faithful supporters, and his prime-time address on Tuesday night underscored his willingness to use fear and misleading statements to appeal to voters — just as he did with warnings about a migrant caravan before the midterm elections.
The Republican Party hadn’t always intended to go this route: Officials tried for years to come up with broad-based immigration reform that would appeal to growing numbers of Latino voters. But Mr. Trump’s preoccupation with the wall and anti-immigrant politics reflects how he has embraced the once-fringe views of Mr. King, who has used racist language in the past, promotes neo-Nazis on Twitter and was recently denounced by one Republican leader as a white supremacist.
Having lost the popular vote in 2016, Trump has no room for error, particularly since Democrats made strong gains in 2018 in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania.
Other Steve King posts:
In a big, bold move, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds waits til after the election to chastise the despicable Steve King. (11/14/2018)
Iowa is known for its big chickens. (6/17/2018)
Most Iowans beg to differ with their most unregenerate member of Congress. (2/4/2018)
Meet the 2 cretins that the AP scrounged up to defend Trump's military ban on transgender people. (7/26/2017)
UPDATE. Iowa's dishonorable Steve King flaps his jaws on TV. (7/16/2017)
51 U.S. House members implore Trump to legalize LGBT discrimination: The Steve King edition. (5/1/2017)
Trump's America and Steve King's Iowa: Crawford County, Iowa. (4/17/2017)
According to Steve King, his Congressional district is 95.8% pure. (3/14/2017)
UPDATE. Not all Republicans rebuke Steve King. Some of them sing a little Carl Perkins among themselves. (3/14/2017)
Iowa embarassment, subgroups expert, and supreme whiteman Steve King sounds off again. (7/21/2016)
UPDATE: Iowa's nutburger-in-chief, Rep. Steve King, displays Confederate flag on office desk. (7/12/2016)
UPDATE: The Company He Keeps: Scott Walker to Pal Around With Steve King in Iowa on January 24. (10/8/2015)
King introduces a resolution that encourages and empowers "individuals, businesses, churches, religious groups, and other faith-based organizations" to discriminate. (7/12/2015)
Meet the members of the Republican Study Committee. (7/12/2015)
No friend to the environment. (1/5/2015)