After the Washington Post dropped a bombshell report in which a woman accused Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexually assaulting her when she was 14, Rep. Steve King is on the defensive.
Republican lawmakers of all stripes — including President Trump, who celebrated the release of the Access Hollywood tapes just last month — came out to declare that if the allegations were true, Moore should step down from running.
But not King. In an early morning tweet issued Friday, the Iowa congressman cast the debacle as a witch hunt by anti-Trump Republicans, declaring that “Judge Roy Moore told to withdraw by Senators who won’t or can’t help move Trump agenda.”
Judge Roy Moore told to withdraw by Senators who won’t or can’t help move Trump agenda. https://t.co/CIu13mbsvo
— Steve King (@SteveKingIA) November 10, 2017
His tweet links to a Breitbart article that compiles the Republican senators who have condemned Moore, including Sen. John McCain, Sen. Jeff Flake and Sen. Susan Collins. The Breitbart article, of course, omits a number of very pro-Trump lawmakers who have also condemned Moore, including Sen. Ted Cruz.
King has been known to send out
absolutely unhinged controversial tweets in recent years: in March, he declared that the U.S. “can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies,” drawing widespread condemnation from both sides of the aisle.
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