Following his latest moronic and controversial comments Rep. Steve King (Idiot-Iowa) made defending abortion legislation that does not include any exceptions for rape or incest, he now suggests the media and Republican Party’s leadership owe him an apology.
At town hall meeting on Saturday, which only two people attended, King told the ‘audience’ he believed both The Des Moines Register and The Associated Press owed him an apology for misquoting him.
He also suggested that the controversy surrounding his remarks about rape were because of the misquote. Never once did it cross his mind that his original comments on rape undermine victims of sexual abuse. It also appeared that Rep. King has no problem forcing a woman to carry her rapist’s baby to term.
“Iowans are significantly more positive than they are negative, and they know it’s a misquote and they know that the AP has, I’ll say, retracted the quote that they initially used because they relied on the Des Moines Register who did the same. And so when we have a national, viral attack that comes down on a misquote, and it’s absolutely proven, all the folks that did that attack, I think they owe me an apology, including my own leadership. I don’t expect that’s going to happen because egos are a little too strong in this business.”
Both The Associated Press and The Des Moines Register have corrected their articles the day the story broke. But, Steve King hasn’t amended his legislation and will still force a woman to carry to term her rapists’ baby.
Correction: In a story Aug. 14 about Rep. Steve King’s comments on banning abortion, The Associated Press, relying on a story by The Des Moines Register, inaccurately quoted King as saying, “It’s not the baby’s fault for the sin of the father, or of the mother.” Referring to House support for a ban on abortions, King actually said, “I’ve got 174 people who say they don’t want exceptions for rape and incest because they understand it is not the baby’s fault, to abort the baby, because of the sin of the father, and maybe sometimes the sin of the mother too.”Twin Cities Pioneer Press: