Rep. Steve King (R-IA) on Tuesday called for Americans to use civil disobedience to resist the Obama administrations guidelines on how schools should accommodate transgender students.
“We should call for civil disobedience here. And there’s no reason for us to follow an unconstitutional edict from the president, who is on his way out the door,” he said on Simon Conway’s radio show, according to audio posted by Buzzfeed News.
He also suggested that the new guidance only came about because the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights’ “personnel needed to find more things to do.”
“That is the root of this school policy or where Obama got it from,” King said. “So we’re going to explore that more fully. I need to be more astute at how movements begin. The genesis of these kinds of policies. So that we can go find them before they proliferate and become contagious across the countryside.”
Earlier in the program, Conway noted that his daughters won’t want to shower at the gym anymore.
“Well, and that will probably change our culture,” King said in response. “We’ll have a bunch of sweaty women around.”
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