Day 2

In his almost 16 years in Congress, King has passed exactly one bill as primary sponsor, redesignating a post office. He won’t debate his opponent and rarely holds public town halls. Instead, he spends his time meeting with fascist leaders in Europe and retweeting neo-Nazis.
Des Moines Register Editorial Board, October 13, 2018

Day 10

I do want to put this at the feet of Barack Obama. He contributed mightily to dividing us. He focused on our differences rather than our things that unify us. And this is some of the fruits of that labor.
Steve King

* In response to the June 2017 shooting of members of Congress during their baseball practice. Five people were wounded, including House majority whip Steve Scalise.

Day 43

None of the funds made available by this Act may be used to encourage, allow, or require any individual to use any bathroom other than the bathroom of the individual’s biological sex.
Steve King, in amendment to the 2016 bill that funds Congress’ annual payroll, maintenance and operations budget

* King subsequently voted against the bill, since his amendment was not added to it.

 

Day 66

United We Dream, an undocumented youth activist group, organized a protest at the Iowa congressman’s office. Two dozen or so demonstrators showed up at King’s office to voice their displeasure with him, and they arrived wearing caps and gowns to reinforce their message that they want to pursue higher education and careers in the U.S.
Source: ABC News

* The DACA recipients were not immune from U.S. law.
** See Day 99

 

Day 76

If you studied history, you’d recognize Senator McCarthy was a great American hero.
Steve King

Senator McCarthy, by his reckless charges, has so preyed upon the fears and hatreds and prejudices of the American people that he has started a prairie fire which neither he nor anyone else may be able to control.
– J. William Fulbright, longest-serving chairman of the United States Senate Foreign Relations Committee, from 1959 to 1974

Day 89

If there’s a sexual predator out there who has impregnated a young girl, he could pick that girl up off the playground at the middle school, and haul her across the state line and force her to get an abortion, and bring her back and drop her off at the swing set, and that’s not against the law in the United States.
Steve King

* See Day 99