Rep. Steve King (R-IA) on Saturday said some blame for the riots in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray lies with President Obama.
Following a speech at the South Carolina Freedom Summit, King was asked whether Obama should be blamed for the unrest in the city.
“I’ll say yes,” King told reporters, according to Bloomberg Politics. “The culture has created that because they drove that culture in Ferguson and it multiplied itself in Baltimore and across the country.”
King said that another leader would “heal us together.”
“Listen, God created all of us, and we cannot discriminate against people based upon the distinction that he’s given each of us,” King said, according to Bloomberg.
King claimed that Obama has “driven wedges between people.”
“And he perceives a difference on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation—wedge after wedge after wedge. I didn’t really imagine they were going to drive a wedge between the law and law-breakers,” King said. “It is instinctive on the part of the president. That’s a level that I have not seen before.”
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