King: GOPers Have Been Supporting Me, Telling Me They'll 'Pray For Me'

Alex Brandon
March 17, 2017,

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) said that he's received considerable support after his controversial "someone else's babies" comment, which has been panned by Democratic and Republican lawmakers alike.

King told The Hill Thursday that many of his colleagues -- none of whom he named -- have been going up to him and saying they support him, saying that they'll "pray for" him.

“My colleagues have generally been coming by and patting me on the back. And a surprising number have said that they pray for me. And, meaning they support me and they agree with me, a surprising number,” King told the newspaper.

King said that his unnamed colleagues know that he is under fire from the media and want to reassure him that they are on his side.

“I don’t often have members come up and say at the end of the day, 'I prayed for you this morning.' So they must think I’ve got a lot of arrows in my back," he said.

And for his critics? King told The Hill that those on the right side of the aisle who have publicly criticized his comments that we can't "restore our civilization with somebody else's babies," should really take a hard look in the mirror about their own views.

“They have not approached me. But I would say of my Republican critics, you should take a look on their position on immigration and see where they stand," he said. "There seems to be a curious coincidence."

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