King Takes To Twitter To Respond To Critics

Northwest Iowa — Republican 4th District Congressman Steve King has taken to twitter to lash out at critics of his recent comments on abortion — and he’s sending a fundraising email about the uproar.

King backs an abortion ban that does NOT include exceptions for rape and incest. On Wednesday, King mused out loud at that given the pillaging of centuries past, there might not be any population of the world left if all the products of rape and incest were removed from family trees. Iowa Republican Party chairman Jeff Kaufmann says the party platform opposes all abortion and aligns with King’s policy position, but King’s line of reasoning was offensive.

Four other Republicans have announced they plan to challenge King in next year’s primary. The Iowa GOP’s chairman says the party is neutral in the primary – and it’s up to voters in the fourth congressional district to decide.

Liz Cheney, the top-ranking woman among Republicans in the U.S. House, called on King to resign this week. King, on Twitter is demanding on apology from Cheney. King has also tweeted at several of the Democratic presidential candidates who condemned his remarks. King accused Cory Booker of supporting the “killing of little black babies” and King tweeted at Joe Biden, saying: “Don’t look now, but Elizabeth Warren just passed you up in Iowa.”

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