Rep. Steve King: Obama Has “Default Mechanism” That “Favors The Black Person”
Iowa Congressman Steve King is standing by comments he made on G. Gordon Liddy’s radio show that President Obama has a “default mechanism” that “favors the black person.” King also accused Attorney General Eric Holder of not pursuing certain cases because the accused were minorities.
“I have no regrets about what I said. I stand by what I said because what I said is accurate. It’s factual,” King said during an interview with Radio Iowa late this afternoon. “I think the president should answer and Attorney General Holder should answer for the justice department being used in the way it is, but what I said was accurate and it was objective.” (audio here)
King blamed the left for “distorting” his comments and added, “I don’t want anybody to think that Steve King loses a minute’s sleep over this.”
Adding fuel to the fire:
“I don’t want to put it away in the first day because I think the American people need to have this debate about what appears to me to be an inclination on the part of the White House and the justice department and perhaps others within the administration to break on the side of favoritism with regard to race.” (audio here)
This is too much, even for King’s fellow conservatives and tea partiers. Colorado State Rep. Cory Gardner, running for Congress from Yuma, is canceling a fundraiser with King and the Northern Colorado Tea Party has disinvited King from a Saturday event.Click here for reuse options!
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