Rep. Steve King (R-IA) may have hit a new low on Tuesday when he joked that Muslims in Chinese concentration camps should be forced to eat pork.
According to Paige Godden of Iowa Starting Line, King made the remarks while speaking at a town hall event.
Congressman Steve King tries to make a joke about China's alleged treatment of Muslims. He said the Chinese are sterilizing Muslim women and making them eat pork.
"That's the only part of that I agree with," King said. "Everyone should eat pork." pic.twitter.com/oyEsiq9GBh
— Paige Godden (@PaigeGodden) August 27, 2019
“Congressman Steve King tries to make a joke about China’s alleged treatment of Muslims,” Godden reported. “He said the Chinese are sterilizing Muslim women and making them eat pork.”
“That’s the only part of that I agree with,” King reportedly said. “Everyone should eat pork.”
In recent months, Republicans have rebuked King for supporting white supremacy and suggesting that rape and incest are necessary for population growth.
King’s latest remarks were met with disgust on Twitter.
Concentration camp food jokes are exactly what I expect from Steve King.
— Sanho Tree (@SanhoTree) August 27, 2019
I got one am stunned that this man’s campaign is not flush with donor cash and does not have an army of volunteers looking to help carry him to reelection
— Doc Kirwan (@dock2323) August 27, 2019
He is a white supremacist, & he is also owned by the farm lobbies. He keeps trying to add an amendment to the farm bill to ban states from passing animal welfare laws. I’m sure he loves finding a way to insult Muslims AND promote factory farm products at the same time.
— Rachel (@RSF1819) August 27, 2019
Omg, this guy has nothing left to lose so he's going out with a bang.
I say ignore him. He's a bigot, just like Rashida Tlaib & Ilhan Omar. Ignore them all.
— Andrea Somerville (@asomer) August 27, 2019
I hope all he eats for the rest of his life is bacon until his little cold heart is suffocated with fat.
— Zia6890 (@CaliZia247) August 27, 2019
‘America is running away like rats’: Watch angry Kurds blame US troops for dead babies as they withdraw
The Associated Press obtained video of Kurds pelting American military vehicles with fruit as they withdrew from Syria.
The video was first captured by a Kurdish news agency, the AP said in a report on Monday.
“Like rats, America is running away,” one man shouted in Arabic. Another shouted obscenities and talked of babies in Kurdish-held Syria who had died in the Turkish offensive.
The scene encapsulated the Kurds’ feelings of betrayal and added a new indignity to a US withdrawal that has been rushed and involved several close brushes with Turkish-backed forces.
WATCH: White House protesters chant ‘impeach Trump’ loud enough for aides to hear
Protesters gathered in front of the White House on Sunday to call on President Donald Trump to be removed from office.
Videos circulated online showed protesters chanting "impeach Trump" close enough to the White House for staff to hear the demonstration.
In other videos, protesters were blowing loud whistles.
Meanwhile, demonstrators also greeted Trump as he visited his New Jersey golf course. Pro-impeachment protesters were also reportedly out on the streets in Boston and New York City.
Watch some of the video clips below.
Outside the White House right now:
White House urged diplomats to stay quiet about withheld aid to Ukraine: ‘Nothing to see here’
As Democrats proceed with impeachment, there are explosive new revelations almost daily related to President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine.
On Wednesday, the New York Times reported that top diplomats were instructed to keep quiet about the temporary freeze on the $141 million package of aid to Ukraine.
“Keep moving, people, nothing to see here,” Brad Freden, the State Department’s acting deputy assistant secretary of Europe and Eurasia, said in an email.