On Tuesday, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) compared himself to Jesus Christ. Shortly after Easter, King suggested that he understood what Jesus went through for us at a town hall in Iowa.
He made the remarks in response to those who have scrutinized his divisive language.
“For all that I’ve been through — and it seems even strange for me to say it — but I am at a certain peace, and it is because of a lot of prayers for me,” King said according to the Sioux City Journal.
Adding, “And, when I have to step down to the floor of the House of Representatives and look up at those 400-and-some accusers, you know we just passed through Easter and Christ’s passion, and I have better insight into what He went through for us.”
He also noted that he hired faith-based people.
“We have solid, faithful people at every level,” he said.
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