Congressman Steve King

Representing the 4th District of Iowa

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VIDEO: King’s Floor Statement on the New York Times Article

Jan 11, 2019
Press Release

Congressman Steve King releases the following video of remarks he delivered on the House floor today addressing recent comments appearing in The New York Times.

To watch Congressman King’s speech click the image, or click here.

Some excerpts:

"One phrase in that long article has created an unnecessary controversy. That was my mistake, Mr. Speaker. And so I want to start this out with some context of that discussion. And that is this: If you can control the language, you can control the policy. Labels have been hurled in this country at people like we have never seen in this history of America."

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"One of my most strongly held beliefs is that we are all created in God's image, and that human life is sacred in all of its forms. And all of my life's work, all of my public record, all of my bills, all of my votes, and all of my activities support that statement: that human life is sacred in all of its forms, and we are created in God's image."

Following King's remarks, Representative Louie Gohmert of Texas prefaced his own special order speech with a statement addressing the matter. Gohmert’s remarks are included in the video above, and they read as follows:

"I thank my friend from Iowa. I have traveled with him, been to different parts of the country and different parts of the world with my friend, Mr. King from Iowa. I've seen him deal with different races and nationalities around the world, and I've had a lot of private conversations. I've never seen anything that indicated anything but condemnation for white supremacists. But he is a proud American. He's an American, he's very proud of it, and he is proud to carry the moniker of being an American in any situation, and I would contend that's not a bad thing."

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