Steve King Can Now Relate: I Get What Jesus Went Through

Iowa congressman compared House censure for racist remarks to what Christ endured
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 24, 2019 9:50 AM CDT
In this Jan. 26, 2019, file photo, Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, speaks during a town hall meeting in Primghar, Iowa.   (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

(Newser) – If there's anyone who can relate to what Jesus went through, it's ... Steve King? Definitely, according to Steve King. Per Politico and CNN, the GOP Iowa congressman—recently censured by his colleagues in the House and stripped of committee assignments for racist remarks—attended a town hall Tuesday in Cherokee. When one audience member offered an opinion that Christianity was being "persecuted," including in the US, King expanded on how the persecution of Christ tied in to his own tale.

"When I had to step down to the floor of the House of Representatives and look up at those 400-and-some accusers—you know, we've just passed through Easter and Christ's Passion—and I have a better insight into what he went through for us, partly because of that experience," he told attendees. He seems, however, to have come to terms with what he's endured. "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," he added. Despite the House's official rebuke, King says he plans on running for reelection. (Read more Steve King stories.)

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