I normally wouldn’t care what a two-bit member of Congress from far-away Iowa thinks about anything.
Except that Steve King, an ultraconservative Republican with a history of making fiery remarks about this and/or that happens to vote on laws that affect all of us far from his western Iowa congressional district.
So, when this clown pops off, it reflects badly on all of us.
What has he said … this time? He told The Des Moines Register that rape and incest are largely responsible for the existence of the human race.
“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.
Hey, there’s a bit more. “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.”
That’s it! Humanity exists because many of our forebears raped women or had sex with their siblings or even their own children!
Isn’t that simply mind-boggling in the extreme?
This is the guy who once told us about “illegal aliens” with “calves the size of cantaloupes” smuggling drugs into the country. He also recently said he doesn’t understand how the term “white supremacy” has gotten such a bad rap.
OK, he’s one of 435 members of Congress. He also thrusts himself into the spotlight on occasion with remarks such as the nonsense about rape and incest.
And remember, too, that he writes and votes on laws that affect all of us. You and me.
Does he make you proud? I, um, didn’t think so.