Politics

Steve King Defends the Role of Rape and Incest in Population Growth

 

Steve King tried justifying rape and incest.
 
The Republican representative was speaking in favor of a total ban on abortions, when he stated, “What if we want back through all the family trees and just pulled those people out that were products of rape or incest? Would there be any population in the world left if we did that?”
King has a long history of offensive and racist remarks. GOP leaders even stripped him of his committee assignments in early 2019 after he defended “white supremacy” in a New York Times interview. He goes up against Democrat J.D. Scholten in 2020.
 
“You would think it would be pretty easy to come out against rape and incest, then again, you think it’d be pretty easy to come out against white nationalism,” 2020 candidate Pete Buttigieg stated to CNN about King’s comments. “So this is just one more example why there needs to be a sane representative in that district. And that’s why I think J.D. Scholten will be an excellent public servant for the people of that district.”