A seat was left open at Tuesday night’s State of the Union. It was in remembrance of the people who have died from gun violence in this country, and naturally, Republicans threw a hissy fit.
Perhaps the biggest hissy fit was thrown by Rep. Steve King (Iowa), who’s best known for saying that Mexican immigrants had calves the size of cantaloupes because they are all, each and every one of them, carrying hundreds of pounds of drugs.
King, doing his best impression of:
could think of nothing but the poor, poor fetuses, so he got up and left right in the middle of the President’s speech.
When the president announced that he would have an empty seat up by the First Lady for those who are victims of gun violence, who no longer have a voice, and I thought of the millions and millions of unborn babies — on his first day in office he issued an executive order that accelerated abortions worldwide,” King told TheBlaze moments after stepping out of the House of Representatives chamber.
The lawmaker followed through on his promise from earlier in the day, adding that he took the “last chance” to leave the chamber just a few minutes before the president spoke. King said he made the decision to leave the State of the Union when he got back to Washington on Monday after hearing about the president’s plan to leave a chair empty for gun violence victims. He had already planned to leave his gallery seat empty in honor of abortion victims.
Source: The Blaze
After Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) shouted “you lie” during the President’s first State of the Union and after the daggers being burned into Obama’s back from Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis), the Commander-in-Chief probably breathed a sigh of relief that King was outside the room.
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