Human Civilization Would Not Have Survived by Now if It Was Not for Rape and Incest, Iowa's Rep. Steve King Says 

Human Civilization Would Not Have Survived by Now if It Was Not for Rape and Incest, Iowa's Rep. Steve King Says 974
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U.S. Rep. Steve King made a controversial statement Wednesday by saying that there would be hardly any population left on the Earth if it was not for births due to rape and incest.

He was speaking during a breakfast meeting with a conservative group in the Urbandale, Iowa, where he aimed to defend his idea for a full ban on abortions across the United States.

During his speech, he seriously questioned the current existence of the human race if it was not for the rapes and pillage during the wars. Rep. King also pointed out that babies should not be held liable for the mistakes of their parents.

King currently serves as a nine-term congressman from Iowa's fourth district. Despite his radical political views, he remains popular and is expected to compete in the upcoming elections.

However, he recently lost the internal support of his party and a fundraising race against one of his opponents. In January, King was quoted in an interview with the New York Times, asking how and why words such as white nationalists, white supremacists, and Western civilization have become an offensive language.

He was denounced as racists, and his fellow Republicans stripped him of his committee responsibilities. President Trump once referred to him as '' the world's most conservative human being.''

Not surprisingly, his words opened a debate among the Democratic politicians and drew massive condemnation. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Cory Booker immediately asked for his resignation.

The U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney, a fellow Republican, labeled King's comments ''appalling and bizarre.'' She also urged him to leave the office. The Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg said that Iowa district needed a balanced representation.

In a statement, Sen. Randy Feenstra who is also running for Iowa's Republican seat in Congress called Steve King's words ''hateful ideology'' which was not in line with the needs of people of Iowa. Feenstra also added that excusing any violence is not acceptable. In addition to that, Feenstra admitted that although he was pro-life, he found King's comments bizarre.

Steve King's political views sparked debates shortly before the November 2018 elections again. Back then, the Washington Post published a story according to which King met leaders of the Austrian far-right Freedom Party, a group with Nazi ties, during his visit to Austria. King declined to state that the meeting was of a business nature and did include only one member of the Freedom Party.

What do you think? Do you support or oppose the statement that Steve King should resign for saying that the world population would have been disappeared if it was not for rape and incest?