Steve King is one of the most honest, honorable, and decent persons in Congress. I have worked with him personally on immigration issues, including sponsoring him on CPAC panels I have held. He is far from being a moron. He is intelligent and fearless. The Dems have been trying to get rid of him for years, including this last cycle spending huge amounts of money to defeat him.
King has called out the GOP House leadership on a number of occasions, including the failure to kill Obamacare. He is true to conservative principles.
Since when is being interviewed by the NYT a sign of being a moron? There is a long list of Reps from Trump on down who have done so. Have you read the context of the remarks or King's explanation of what happened? The Establishment would love to get rid of Steve King. He has been a burr under their saddle for a long time. He cuts thru the BS and exposes their hypocrisy. The Dems defend one another regardless whether it was/is Robert Byrd, Maxine Waters, Hank Johnson, etc.
A FReeper joining in on this attack against King is disgusting.
During the “Obamacare” debate, Rep. King stayed in Washington one weekend and missed his daughter’s wedding in IA. Few other members would have ever done that because of dedication to proper health care policy.
They interviewed him -- and posted the article at this specific point in time -- because they want to turn the government closure narrative from an issue of border security to an issue of Republican racism. HE WALKED RIGHT INTO THIS HIT JOB.
I'm sure he's an honorable and decent man.
He also has some awful political instincts.
This whole episode reminds me of one particular incident in the whole Roy Moore debacle back in 2017. Sean Hannity had him on his radio show in the immediate aftermath of the various allegations against him, and Moore proceeded to fumble his way through the most awful and politically damaging response he possibly could have given. His political career ended over the course of about five minutes.