Newscom / Scott J. Ferrell
Rep. Steve King (R-IA), one of the most outspoken conservatives in Congress, took to the House floor last night to celebrate the victory of Sen.-elect Scott Brown (R-MA) as a populist uprising against what he called the Democrats' socialist agenda.
"How could you possibly take away, spend enough money, and take away enough liberty, that the three-and-a-half to one Democrats to Republicans in Massachusetts would elect the Republican to come down to the United States Senate and vote against cloture, so that the Harry Reid bill could be killed in the Senate?" King asked rhetorically. "How could you ever spend that much money? I didn't believe it was possible, Mr. Speaker. But I -- some would say a miracle has taken place tonight, and I wouldn't disagree with that. I believe there has been intervention, and I'm grateful for it."
King also spoke of how he went to Massachusetts to campaign -- the state GOP said he came uninvited -- and just what a pleasant experience he had. He seemed a bit surprised: "I spent three days up there and experienced a lot of good people in Massachusetts. And Mr. Speaker, I want to say into the record that, you know, working with the very liberal agenda of the Massachusetts delegation doesn't always give a person the most positive attitude about the people they represent."
King's discussion of the Massachusetts race begins at the 9:30 mark.