GOP Congressman Has A Meltdown At His Own Press Meeting, Goes Off On Audience Member (VIDEO)
Republican Congressman Steve King completely lost his composure at an Iowa town hall meeting when a person in the room asked whether or not he was a white nationalist.
King also didn't like being compared to the shooter who is accused of killing 11 people at a Pittsburgh synagogue last Saturday.
“The terrorist who committed this crime, he was quoted as saying, ‘they bring invaders in that kill our people, I can’t sit back and watch out people get slaughtered.’ You, Steve King, have been quoted as saying, ‘we can’t restore our civilization with other people’s babies.’ You and the shooter both share an ideology that is fundamentally anti-immigration,” the young man said.
Instead of letting the young man finish his sentence, King cuts him off, and things start to get contentious.
“Do not associate me with that shooter," King said.
"I knew you were an ambusher when you walked in the room, but there is no basis for that and you get no question and you get no answer…You crossed the line. It is not tolerable to accuse me to be associated with a guy that shot 11 people in Pittsburgh,” King said.
King later demanded that security show him out the room after he is asked whether or not he is a white nationalist.
After the man left, King defended historical ties to the Nazi Party, saying it was inevitable.
"In the second World War in Austria, if you were involved in government, you had Nazi ties. It was kinda like being part of the bath party in Iraq, the time we went in there."
Steve King further explains the history of the Austrian Freedom Party and its past ties to Nazis pic.twitter.com/eIBC64OxQM— Iowa Starting Line (@IAStartingLine) November 1, 2018
King is trying to downplay all this as just hogwash, but get this, even the Steve Stivers of Ohio, the chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, is attacking King for his comments.
Congressman Steve King’s recent comments, actions, and retweets are completely inappropriate. We must stand up against white supremacy and hate in all forms, and I strongly condemn this behavior.— Steve Stivers (@RepSteveStivers) October 30, 2018
Would King kick him out of the press conference, too, if he were there?
Polls right now are close, just as they are in other parts of the country in other races. King is almost virtually tied with his democratic opponent J.D. Scholten, a former baseball player.