Washington, D.C. — In what many liberal pundits are calling a craven publicity stunt, Anti-Islam immigration activist and current Congressman representing Iowa’s 4th district Representative Steve King arrived in the House Chambers this week donning a burqa. The controversial lawmaker has made many incendiary comments over the years, but this latest attention-getting maneuver has many saying he’s crossed the line.
“let me be perfectly clear,” said House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), “we do not condone this kind of behavior and it’s not conducive to the kind of decorum of the House of Representatives.” When asked if there would be a censoring of Rep. King’s act, Mr. Ryan smiled and blushed. “I can only speak for myself. This isn’t appropriate behavior, but I see no other reason to pursue any additional action than my statement.”
Mr. King, who was re-elected to an eighth term in the House in November, has previously made comments seeming to support the view that western civilization is at war with Muslims. He wasted no time making his points about his self-proclaimed “burqa protest” to the press.
“I believe in speaking the Truth,” said Mr. King after the session late Thursday afternoon. “And I’m obviously making a point about Islam. Is this what we want to see in our government? This whole ‘old white people’ business does get a little tired. Go back through history and figure out where are these contributions that have been made by these other categories of people who you are talking about? Where did any other subgroup of people contribute more to civilization than white people?”
Criticisms of the actions spanned both sides of the political aisle, with much of it not only directed at his bigoted message but also ridiculing the congressman for cross-dressing in women’s clothing.
“Representative King’s choice to wear a culturally inappropriate outfit into the chambers was way out of line,” said House Minority leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). “But on top of this bigoted and reckless gimmick, he inadvertently helped the LGBT cause by looking so good in women’s clothing. So there is an upside to this horrible behavior.”
President Trump tweeted Early Saturday morning that Representative King is the kind of man America needs, that all men should all follow his example and wear women’s clothing.