Addressing a crowd at the Iowa State Fair on Thursday, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) offered rare praise of Hillary Clinton, saying the former secretary of state is “somebody I can work with.”
“If it’s Hillary Clinton, we don’t agree on very much. So you’ll probably see me become a vocal member of Congress if you should elect me to go back to Washington after November,” Steve told the crowd, as quoted by the Des Moines Register’s Jason Noble.
“But I also know that I’ve sat across the table with Hillary Clinton eye-to-eye, and when you’re working outside of staff and outside of press, she is somebody I can work with,” King continued.
In her bid to win over anti-Trump moderate Republicans, Clinton has often cast herself as a unifier who worked across the aisle as a senator from New York, a narrative that King inadvertently played into.