Steve King Discusses the Sunny Side of Rape and Incest

The embattled old nativist opens up a new front of outrageous comments on abortion.

14.8.2019

'What if we went back through all the family trees and just pulled out anyone who was a product of rape or incest?' said Steve King. 'Would there be any population of the world left if we did that?'

The embattled old nativist opens up a new front of outrageous comments on abortion.

Iowa Republican congressman Steve King outdoes himself once again. Photo: Joshua Lott/Getty Images Anti-abortion hardliners often have a very hard time discussing their refusal to accept exceptions for pregnancies caused by rape or incest in a hypothetical abortion ban. And that’s understandable: If you really (a) think a zygote is morally and metaphysically identical to a full-grown human being and entitled to full constitutional rights and (b) are inclined to disregard the wishes and interest of the women involved, then it’s kind of a no-brainer. But it sure sounds so bad to suggest that women in this situation really should be forced by the government to carry such pregnancies to term. So defenders of this position tend to say stupid things. Notably in 2012, not one but two red-state Republican Senate candidates went down in defeat after defending their opposition to a rape exception. Missouri’s Todd Akin claimed “legitimate” rape could not produce pregnancy to begin with, which, aside from being a very ignorant assertion, suggested that rape victims were lying about what had happened to them. Indiana’s Richard Mourdock took a different tack, blandly making the borderline-blasphemous argument that pregnancy-producing rapes were “intended” by God as part of his plan for the human race. Leave it to Iowa congressman Steve King, a pol so regularly offensive that he has somehow managed to become too racist and nativist for Donald Trump’s GOP, to take the let’s-hear-it-for-rape argument to, well, full term, as the Des Moines Register reports: U.S. Rep. Steve King told the Westside Conservative Club Wednesday that humanity might not exist if not for rape and incest throughout human 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 in Urbandale, Iowa. “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.” What’s really weird is that King’s line of reasoning — which, if followed, would mandate the abolition of laws against rape and incest as inimical to human survival — didn’t seem to alarm his audience. According to the Register’s account, the members of the Westside Conservative Club were more interested in hearing his explanation for the comments about white nationalism and white supremacy that had gotten him bounced from his House committee assignments after the New York Times published them. And it appears they were satisfied: Some Westside Conservative Club members, like Rick Herron, a 72-year-old Clive resident, said they liked what King had to say. Herron said he has been a supporter of King’s policies in the past but was glad to get the chance to hear the “white nationalism” controversy story from his perspective. “I did get a little better understanding of what he went through, in terms of the ‘Never Trumpers’ attack on him and setting him up for condemnation,” Herron said. “You expect the Democrats to attack him but not the Never Trumpers, members of his own party.” King, you see, says it was all a conspiracy, as evidenced by the fact that he drew a strong 2020 primary opponent the day before the Times article appeared. I guess the years and years of racist King utterances about immigrants and other lesser breeds don’t count because his party tolerated them for so long. Perhaps talking about the sunny side of rape and incest was his way of changing the subject. Read more: New York Magazine

He's trying to be laughable. Obviously, he's never read Sophocles. Even if we went back to middle ages, where King desperately wants to be, he'd be a miserable King. There is no internet. Or a dentist. And the food sucks. And the castle is damp, dark, and cold. Then the 'progrssives' came and f--ed it all up.

Lock him up....in a mental hospital! This man has been unhinged for years. Says tons about those who persistently vote for him. Gotta love this guy What the hell kind of family tree does this guy have?!? Is that a statement of guilt? intelligencer 'the sunny side' of rape? Maybe you should change that headline...

We’d be left with most of the rest of the world minus Steve King’s family. Oh good, add ‘incel’ to the list. (And then donate to his fantastic opponent, JDScholten! ) REPUBLICANS SPEND A GHASTLY AMOUNT OF TIME THINKING ABOUT ALL OF THE DIFFERENT WAYS THAT A WOMAN CAN BE RAPED INCLUDING BY HER OWN FAMILY MEMBERS AND HOW WOMEN SHOULD BE FORCED TO CARRY THOSE FETUSES TO TERM AND HOW THAT IS JUST NORMAL.

GOP Rep. Steve King credits humanity's existence to rape, incestWhile defending anti-abortion legislation, GOP Rep. Steve King (IA) questions whether human populations would exist if not for rapes and incest that happened in families throughout history. Who are his voters why would anyone vote for him? Seriously sick The King family tree must really be interesting! But it does explain a lot about old Steve it would seem!

We are not all English SteveKing Giving testimony the GOP has lost all moral & intellectual integrity. Why do people vote for him? DoBetter Time to check with his mom.

Rep. Steve King on abortion stance: We’re all products of rape and incestSteve King: “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 is disgusting. Steve King, a reading from The Book of Numbers. BoycottGOPsacrossboard19' 99%

Steve King questions if humanity would exist without 'rape or 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, asking who would remain. In case anyone was still unsure if he's a horrible human being. Rep. Steve King is a Republican right? That's what I thought! Just rechecking and confirming! Republican!!!!

Steve King under fire for questioning if humanity would exist without 'rape and incest'Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), intending to make the case for a GOP policy that bans nearly all abortions, said the human population may not even exist if not for 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? Would there be any population of the world left if we did that?' said King, according to the Des Moines Register Ahh, whats the shock? he is just echoing biblical activities. and before you say but the New Testament, JC said he didn't come to change the old laws from the old. So let Steve enjoy his wet dreams. Maybe we shouldn’t exist.

Steve Bullock goes after 'hypocrisy' of debate rulesMontana Gov. Steve Bullock on Tuesday accused fellow Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer, a billionaire hedge fund manager and liberal megadonor, of buying his way into the third presidential debate. Tom has been extremely consistent from very early on concerning the Trump administration. I was sort of amused at his passion to impeach Trump. Then reality hit..corruption, lies and lawlessness. We are not amused. His candidacy is a natural progression. Walking the walking. And your point is..... Oh look! An awoken democrat that just figure it out money can buy politicians😂 just another dog trying to get a better bone like ALL politicians Dems or Rep, it’s pretty much the same 💩💩💩💩

Steve and Robin Were Actually Supposed to Get Together in 'Stranger Things'Steve and Robin Were Supposed to Be Together in StrangerThings3 Because she is lesbian sorry ☺️



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