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PoliticsCheney on Steve King's rape, incest comments: 'It's time for him to go'

04:30  15 august  2019
04:30  15 august  2019 Source:   thehill.com

Rep. Steve King Says Humanity Wouldn’t Exist Without Rape, Incest

Rep. Steve King Says Humanity Wouldn’t Exist Without Rape, Incest Rep. Steve King defended his position to ban abortions for victims of rape or incest by saying both things have been vital to maintaining the human population. 

Congressman Steve King asks if there would be any population left if not for rape and incest , while defending anti-abortion laws. He makes disgusting comments about rape , women, LGBTQ, and people of color. It ' s time for him to be sent packing! Go look into his Dem opponent, @JDScholten

Representative Steve King (R-Iowa) has once again touched off a media firestorm with remarks opposing abortion that seemed to imply humanity wouldn’t exist without rape and “What if we went back through all the family trees and just pulled those people out that were products of rape or incest ?

House Republican Conference Chairwoman Liz Cheney (Wyo.) blasted Rep. Steve King on Wednesday and said it was time for the Iowa Republican "to go" amid uproar over his remarks on rape and incest.

Cheney on Steve King's rape, incest comments: 'It's time for him to go'© Getty Cheney on Steve King's rape, incest comments: 'It's time for him to go'

"Today's comments by @RepSteveKingIA are appalling and bizarre. As I've said before, it's time for him to go. The people of Iowa's 4th congressional district deserve better," Cheney, the No. 3 House Republican, tweeted.

During an event at the Westside Conservative Club in Iowa on Wednesday, King questioned whether there would be "any population of the world left" if rape and incest had not occurred throughout history.

"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?" he said, according to The Des Moines Register.

"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," he added.

2020 Candidates Call on Steve King to Resign Over Rape and Incest Comments: ‘You Are a Disgrace’

2020 Candidates Call on Steve King to Resign Over Rape and Incest Comments: ‘You Are a Disgrace’ Several 2020 presidential candidates are calling on Rep. Steve King (R-IA) to resign following his newly-publicized comments on rape and incest. “What if we went back through all the family trees and just pulled out anyone who was a product of rape or incest?” King said earlier this week at Iowa’s Westside Conservative Club. “Would […]

Steve King of Iowa questioned whether "there would be any population" without pregnancies from rape and incest at a Wednesday event in Iowa. Read more: A GOP congressman punished for making racist remarks slams his fellow Republicans for subjecting him to a 'political lynch mob'.

Steve King said: ‘What if we went back through all the family trees and just pulled out anyone who was a product of rape or incest ?’ The comments drew widespread condemnation, including from the Democratic presidential field. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Cory Booker called for King ’ s resignation.

King made the remarks while seeking to defend anti-abortion legislation with no rape or incest exceptions. The remarks quickly drew backlash from various political figures.

This is not the first time Cheney has spoken out against King following controversial comments.

In January, the Wyoming Republican said King should "find another line of work" after he questioned why the terms "white supremacist" and "white nationalist" had become offensive during an interview with The New York Times.

"I agree with Leader McConnell, actually. I think he should find another line of work," she said at the time, referring to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).

"His language questioning whether or not the notion of white supremacy is offensive is absolutely abhorrent, it's racist. We do not support it or agree with it," she said then.

King argued earlier this year that the Times took him out of context, but House GOP leaders removed him from his committee assignments.

King's primary challenger in his reelection bid, Iowa state Sen. Randy Feenstra (R), raised roughly $260,000 in the first quarter - four times what King's campaign raised, the Washington Examiner reported.

Defiant Steve King vows to run for reelection 'unless I'm dead'.
Rep. Steve King vowed nothing would keep him from seeking reelection in 2020 as he blamed Republican leaders, Democrats, and the media for the political peril he faces in an otherwise solidly conservative House seat. © Provided by MediaDC: Washington Newspaper Publishing Company, Inc.In an interview with the Washington Examiner following a town hall meeting for constituents in this farming community in the heart of his northwest Iowa congressional district, King reframed his narrow 2018 reelection victory as a triumph over the opposition of turncoat Republican leaders and an energized Left.

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