Quantcast
Connect with us

Steve King flabbergasted after constituent explains to him what incest cases really look like

Published

on

Rep. Steve King (R-IA), who is perpetually mired in controversy for promoting white nationalist views, is facing fresh outrage and calls from fellow Republicans to resign after defending a no-exceptions six-week abortion ban by saying, “What if we went back through all the family trees and just pulled out anyone who was a product of rape or incest? Would there be any population of the world left if we did that?”

ADVERTISEMENT

King, it seems, didn’t even think through what he was saying. Because on Wednesday, Iowa Starting Line reported that after a constituent explained to him what incest cases are actually like, he was astonished — evidently having barely even understood what it was.

“As a fourth grade teacher, I had a student that was raped by their uncle and became pregnant,” said retired Mason City schoolteacher Katie Koehler at King’s town hall forum. “It does happen. I do know, at the time, that the parents chose to terminate the pregnancy, and I understand why. It’s a 10-year-old child … I’m just wondering. I have my own personal beliefs. But if it’s a zero-tolerance policy, I am concerned of the health and safety of our youth.”

King was visibly startled by that response.

“I’ve never heard of a case that extreme until today,” said King. “Under the circumstances we’re in right now, I’d rather deliberate on this and try to get you an answer back.”

Koehler replied that that case was not unique, and she had heard many other examples of young students being raped.

ADVERTISEMENT

“I try to talk to people face to face, so that’s why I came here just to see, because I needed answers,” Koehler told Iowa Starting Line. She added that King’s answer didn’t satisfy her, because the student in question would have died without an abortion.


Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

ABC News had the goods on Jeffrey Epstein years ago — and killed the story

Published

on

By

Multimillionaire predator Jeffrey Epstein died in suspicious circumstances at a Manhattan correctional facility on Aug. 10. The wealthy and powerful New York financier, a convicted sex offender, stands accused by dozens of women and girls of trafficking, rape and sexual abuse. He was an enormously influential and well-connected man who counted as friends billionaire business ownersHollywood starsBritish royals, and even top media figures like Katie Couric and Charlie Rose — with some of his associates falling under suspicion of condoning or even participating in a pedophile ring.

Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Child killed as quake strikes southern Philippines

Published

on

A powerful earthquake hit the southern Philippine island of Mindanao on Sunday, killing a child, injuring dozens and damaging buildings in an area still recovering from a string of deadly quakes in October.

Police said a rescue operation had been launched at a heavily damaged market building in Padada near the 6.8 magnitude quake's epicentre, which is about 90 kilometres (55 miles) south of the major city of Davao.

Patients were evacuated from hospitals as a precaution and nervous crowds massed outside shopping malls after the jolt and dozens of smaller, but strong aftershocks.

Continue Reading
 

Breaking Banner

50 bodies unearthed from Mexican mass grave

Published

on

The bodies of at least 50 people have been unearthed from a mass grave at a farm outside Mexico's western city of Guadalajara, local authorities said.

The grim site was discovered just over three weeks ago in Jalisco -- a state hard-hit by violence linked to organized crime.

The local prosecutor's office said Saturday 13 of the dead -- 12 men and a woman -- have been identified and the remains given to their families.

The process of identifying more of the victims and how they died will continue, it added.

A mass grave with 34 bodies was discovered in a suburb of Guadalajara on September 3, while another was found nearby in May with the remains of 30 people.

Continue Reading