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 32

I manage this. I’m in charge of this. I don’t need to answer these kind of questions.
Steve King

* Responding to questions about his campaign finances, This election cycle, King’s campaign has raised $509,475. Of that $107,500 (21 percent) has been paid to Jeff King, the congressman’s son and campaign manager. An additional $51,300 (10 percent) has been paid to Jeff’s wife, Lindsay.

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 51

I can tell you, President Obama’s vision of American is not like our vision of America. Now I don’t assert where he was born, but I will just tell you that we are all certain that he was not raised with an American experience. So these things that beat in our hearts when we hear the national anthem and when we say the pledge of allegiance, doesn’t beat the same for him.
Steve King

Day 73

Instead of representing only their own voluntary members, unions take advantage of federal law that gives them the tyrannical power to force every worker to accept monopoly bargaining.*
Steve King, Congressional representative of Ames,  Iowa

As a union member in Ames, she received regular raises, from 2 percent to almost 7 percent. She had good health insurance with no monthly premium. But that changed last year when Iowa’s Republican-controlled legislature passed a law gutting public-sector unions. Collective bargaining was severely restricted. Union workers got a 1 percent pay hike this year. And Isabel’s health care now costs $80 a month.
Washington Post, August 17, 2018

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 84

I don’t find any prohibition to separating children from their parents at the border. There’s nothing cruel about this.* **
Steve King

* Teenagers as young as 14 were handcuffed, slammed against walls, stabbed with pens, subjected to anti-Latino and other racist remarks, and stripped down to their underwear, forced to spend hours strapped to the restraint chair.
– Detainees and a former worker

** See Day 99