Australia  

"Would humanity exist without rape, incest?" King

Video Credit: Reuters Studio - Duration: 01:20s - Published
'Would humanity exist without rape, incest?' King

"Would humanity exist without rape, incest?" King

Rep.

Steve King is again facing calls to resign after he wondered aloud in Iowa on Wednesday, if humanity would exist without rape or incest.

He made the comments in defense of his proposed legislation to ban abortion.

Priscilla Huff reporting.

0
shares
ShareTweetSavePostSend
 

Congressman Steve King wants to ban abortion, even in the case of rape and incest....and here's how he defended his proposed legislation on Wednesday.

"What if we went back through all the family trees and just pulled those people out that were products of rape and incest?

Would there be any population of the world left if we did that?" Democratic presidential candidates campaigning in Iowa were quick to criticize the Republican.

"You would think it would be pretty easy to come out against rape and incest." Top Republican leaders in the House also criticized King's remarks.

King has made controversial statements in the past, such as this 2013 comment about immigrants, "For every one who's a valedictorian, there's another 100 out there that, they weight 100 pounds and they've got calves the size of cantaloupes because they're hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert!'

Despite the Republican leadership taking key committee assignments away, King did not apologize.

"I'm looking for someone who is a Republican who has disagreed with me on the facts, and the substasnce of what I said, haven't found one yet, in fact, I haven't found person yet who will disagree with the facts that I have uttered." As for this week's abortion comments, fellow Iowa lawmakers are condemning King, saying rape and incest is never justified.

Democrats are going further, saying the long-time Iowa Congressman should resign.




💡 One News Page Knowledge: Other News Mentions

Iowa Iowa State in the Midwestern region of the United States of America

Meatpacking workers absent after reopen order [Video]

Meatpacking workers absent after reopen order

Smithfield Foods is missing about a third of its employees at a South Dakota pork plant because they are quarantined or afraid to return to work after a severe coronavirus outbreak, according to the workers’ union. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.

Credit: Reuters - Politics    Duration: 01:44Published
COVID-19 Has Led To The Slaughter Of Millions Of Animals. But These Chickens Dodged The Bullet [Video]

COVID-19 Has Led To The Slaughter Of Millions Of Animals. But These Chickens Dodged The Bullet

The novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic has taken its toll on millions of people. It's led to the death of millions of animals, too. As supply chains have broken down due to nationwide closures of slaughterhouses, schools and restaurants, farms have had to 'liquidate' their livestock. But according to HuffPost, one Iowa chicken farmer decided to offer his chickens up to the public for free adoption before striking the final blow.

Credit: Wochit News    Duration: 00:39Published

Republican Party (United States) Republican Party (United States) Major political party in the United States

U.S. election will not be delayed -Trump advisers [Video]

U.S. election will not be delayed -Trump advisers

[NFA] The White House and Donald Trump's campaign on Sunday sought to shut down the Republican president's musings on delaying the 2020 vote, saying there will be an election on Nov. 3. This report produced by Chris Dignam.

Credit: Reuters Studio    Duration: 02:02Published
U.S. election will be Nov. 3 as planned -Meadows [Video]

U.S. election will be Nov. 3 as planned -Meadows

The White House and Donald Trump's campaign on Sunday sought to shut down the Republican president's musings on delaying the 2020 vote, saying there will be an election on Nov. 3.

Credit: Reuters Studio    Duration: 01:28Published
McConnell Tells Republican Candidates To Distance From Trump [Video]

McConnell Tells Republican Candidates To Distance From Trump

Senator Mitch McConnell has a strong suggestion for his fellow Republicans. He is saying do whatever it takes to salvage their campaigns, reports CNN. This is ahead of what Republicans increasingly fear could be a devastating election for their party. In recent weeks, the Senate majority leader has become concerned over Republicans losing control. WIthout Senate majority, Republicans will struggle to pass and block specific legislation.

Credit: Wochit News    Duration: 00:36Published
Fauci hopeful for vaccine by end of year into 2021 [Video]

Fauci hopeful for vaccine by end of year into 2021

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the United States' top infectious disease expert, said on Friday at a congressional hearing that he was 'cautiously optimistic' that there will be a vaccine for the coronavirus by the "end of this year and as we go into 2021." Colette Luke has more.

Credit: Reuters - Politics    Duration: 02:46Published
Republicans, Democrats doubt fair election –poll [Video]

Republicans, Democrats doubt fair election –poll

[NFA] A new Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Friday found broad concerns in both political parties about the integrity of the U.S. election and about half of the registered voters surveyed said they worry that an increase in voting by mail will lead to widespread fraud in the Nov. 3 contest. This report produced by Chris Dignam.

Credit: Reuters Studio    Duration: 02:26Published

United States House of Representatives United States House of Representatives Lower house of the United States Congress

Donald Trump suggests delay in polls, cites mail-in voting 'fraud' l Key details [Video]

Donald Trump suggests delay in polls, cites mail-in voting 'fraud' l Key details

US President Donald Trump on Thursday asked for the US Elections to be delayed. "With Universal Mail-In Voting (not Absentee Voting, which is good), 2020 will be the most INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT Election in history. It will be a great embarrassment to the USA," Trump wrote on Twitter. "Delay the Election until people can properly, securely and safely vote???" Trump said. The date of the presidential election — the Tuesday after the first Monday in November in every fourth year — is enshrined in federal law and would require an act of Congress to change, including agreement from the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives. One Republican governor, Chris Sununu of New Hampshire, quickly shot down Trump's idea: “Make no mistake: the election will happen in New Hampshire on November 3rd. End of story. Our voting system in NH is secure, safe, and reliable. We have done it right 100% of the time for 100 years – this year will be no different."

Credit: HT Digital Content    Duration: 01:30Published
Cicilline: There exists 'competition problems' for tech platforms [Video]

Cicilline: There exists 'competition problems' for tech platforms

U.S. Representative David Cicilline during his opening statement of chief tech executives testifying before the U.S. House of Representatives said that they had observed "competition problems."

Credit: Reuters Studio    Duration: 01:39Published
'What enemies have I indicted?': Barr pushes back [Video]

'What enemies have I indicted?': Barr pushes back

U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Tuesday defended himself in front of a Democratic-led House of Representative committee, denying accusations that he abused his power to help President Donald Trump's associates.

Credit: Reuters Studio    Duration: 01:37Published
Republicans ready piecemeal coronavirus aid bill [Video]

Republicans ready piecemeal coronavirus aid bill

[NFA] A deadline looms before enhanced unemployment benefits expire, and Republican lawmakers are desperately trying to hammer out an agreement within their own party on relief efforts. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.

Credit: Reuters - Politics    Duration: 02:19Published

Democratic Party (United States) Democratic Party (United States) Major political party in the United States

Pandemic Pummels Probability Of POTUS Beating Biden [Video]

Pandemic Pummels Probability Of POTUS Beating Biden

As the novel coronavirus pandemic grinds the American economy to a pulp, US President Donald Trump's popularity with voters has gone the same way. According to CNN, the national political landscape has clearly and significantly shifted in favor of the Democratic Party's presumptive nominee Joe Biden. Given Trump's inability to wrest control of the crisis, it's unsurprising that his reelection chances have taken a substantial hit. It's not that Trump hasn't tried.

Credit: Wochit News    Duration: 00:40Published
Portland has night without tear gas as feds withdraw [Video]

Portland has night without tear gas as feds withdraw

[NFA] Portland had its first night in weeks without tear gas after state police took over from federal agents guarding a courthouse that has been the focal point of violence between protesters and tactical officers. Freddie Joyner has more.

Credit: Reuters - Politics    Duration: 01:36Published
Deep divide on aid bill, jobless benefit nears end [Video]

Deep divide on aid bill, jobless benefit nears end

[NFA] U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said talks with the White House on a new coronavirus aid bill were not yet on a path toward reaching a deal on Friday, hours before the expiration of a federal unemployment benefit that has been an essential lifeline for millions of Americans. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.

Credit: Reuters - Politics    Duration: 01:54Published

You Might Like

Related news from verified sources

Republican congressman: Would humanity exist without rape and incest?

Steve King, a Republican who is staunchly opposed to abortion, made his remarks to 50 members of a...
The Age - Published


Tweets about this


Related videos from verified sources

Rep. Steve King to 2020 Hopeful Kirsten Gillibrand: 'Odds of My Resigning are the Same as Yours of Winning the Nomination for PO [Video]

Rep. Steve King to 2020 Hopeful Kirsten Gillibrand: 'Odds of My Resigning are the Same as Yours of Winning the Nomination for PO

Facing numerous calls to resign from people on both sides of the aisle, Congressman Steve King is not backing down and going after one 2020 hopeful all at the same time. Veuer’s Nick Cardona has that..

Credit: Veuer     Duration: 01:03Published
Author Stephen King Doesn’t Want To Be Confused With Republican Rep. Steve King [Video]

Author Stephen King Doesn’t Want To Be Confused With Republican Rep. Steve King

Maine author and horror master Stephen King wants to make something clear – he’s not to be confused with Steve King. Katie Johnston reports.

Credit: WBZ CBS Boston     Duration: 00:36Published
Top House Republican Rep. Liz Cheney Calling on Congressman Steve King to Resign Over Rape and Incest Comments [Video]

Top House Republican Rep. Liz Cheney Calling on Congressman Steve King to Resign Over Rape and Incest Comments

One of the top Republicans in the House is yet again calling for Congressman Steve King to resign after his controversial comments about rape and incest. Veuer’s Nick Cardona has that story.

Credit: Veuer     Duration: 00:52Published