Mitt Romney made an appearance alongside Representative Steve King (R-Crazytown) today wherein he proudly endorsed the craziest of the crazy congressmen in the country and said “I want him as my partner in Washington!”
ORANGE CITY, Iowa — At a rally in the most conservative county in Iowa, Mitt Romney enthusiastically endorsed conservative lightning rod Rep. Steve King — prompting the Obama campaign to renew its claim that the Republican supports an extreme social agenda.
“I’m looking here at Steve King,” Romney declared about halfway through his speech. “He needs to be your Congressman again. I want him as my partner in Washington!”
Romney wants Steve King as his partner in Washington. Steve King is perhaps the most anti-gay, anti-choice person in congress.
King has compared immigrants to dogs, apologized for Todd Akin’s “legitimate rape” comments, and says gays should stay in the closet to avoid being discriminated against.
And then there’s this
In explaining himself, King argues that animals have more rights than fetuses, and suggests that liberals have so devalued life, that a man can rape a young girl, kidnap her, force her to undergo an abortion across state lines, and then “drop her off at the swingset….and that’s not against the law in the United States of America.”
It’s possible that Mitt Romney is unaware just how sick and delusional Steve King is, but that’s his responsibility.
It’s also possible that Mitt agrees with everything Steve King says, and until he formally denounces, well, anything the far right has to say, I’ll allege that he does.