Republican congressman, Iowa's Steve King, thinks there are vestiges of rape and incest in all of us and, face it, we might not even be here today without it. To hear King tell it, rape and incest are getting a bad rap.
Explaining his opposition to abortion even in cases of rape or incest, the Iowa Republican told a local conservative group, “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?”
King added, “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.”
The nine-term congressman was stripped of his committee assignments earlier this year after he told the New York Times that he didn’t understand how terms like “white nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization” had “become offensive.”Raw Story adds this:
King also said it would be wrong to abort a fetus that was conceived through rape or incest because it would be punishing the baby for “the sin of the father, or of the mother.”
King also told the audience that he’s been happy that President Donald Trump has been one of the few Republicans who did not castigate him for racist comments he made earlier this year in which he wondered why “white nationalist” and “white supremacist” were offensive terms.