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I should have known that the official congressional psychopath would quickly weigh in on Akin's own offensive comments. While the Republican Party works feverishly to convince people that they do not, in fact, agree with Todd Akin and his ridiculous theories on how womenfolk's bodies work, Steve King says as far as he knows, Akin might be right:
King told an Iowa reporter he’s never heard of a child getting pregnant from statutory rape or incest.
“Well I just haven’t heard of that being a circumstance that’s been brought to me in any personal way,” King told KMEG-TV Monday, “and I’d be open to discussion about that subject matter.”
Really? A sitting congressman—and one who's always been quite eager to pass legislation regarding what women can or cannot do with their very naughty babymaking parts, no less—has never once heard of child pregnancies from rape or incest? And even goes farther than Akin himself did, by claiming that he's never heard of such a thing happening from statutory rape, suggesting that it is the law itself that prevents such a thing from happening? It's not often I'm impressed by congressional ignorance at this point, but I think all of America has to tip their hats to Mr. King on this one. This one is impressively stupid.
I would also like to introduce Rep. Steve King to—let me check the name, here—ah, a Rep. Steve King, coincidentally also a congressional Republican from Iowa and who shares Mr. King's home, office, family and bank account, who said this not more than a few goddamn effing weeks ago:
[I]f there's a sexual predator out there who has impregnated a young girl, say a 13 year old girl, and it happens in America more times than you and I like to think, that sexual predator can pick that girl off the playground at the middle school and haul her across the state line and force her to get an abortion to eradicate the evidence of his crime ...
As a possible defense of Mr. King, it is entirely possible that he was lying through his stupid psychopathic teeth either that time or this. He tends to do that.
Now, this could go one of two ways. One, the Republican Party might quickly distance themselves from Steve King, as they did with Akin, since such profound ignorance does not go well with the Republican attempts to constantly legislate on all the things of which King is so goddamn ignorant. Or two, they could ignore it as usual, because the kind of batshit things that Akin and now King are saying are not, in fact, far from the official party line on these things, and is in fact one of the common suppositions behind the so-called personhood amendments Republicans have been pushing across the country.