At a campaign stop in Iowa today, Mitt Romney was introduced onstage by Tea Party Congressman Steve King. King praised Romney’s “faith and his love for Jesus Christ our savior” to the crowd of about 2,600 in a basketball gym at Northwestern College. Romney then took the stage, making his first appearance since the Republican National Convention, and endorsed Steve King in his Congressional race:
“I’m looking here at Steve King because this man needs to be your congressman again. I want him as my partner in Washington, D.C.”
When we say Steve King is “Tea Party,” we don’t just mean some Ayn Rand-reading fool. We mean seriously deranged. Like, Todd Akin-deranged. Like, Michele Bachmann-deranged. Crazy guy on the subway who throws Bibles at you-deranged.
In case you don’t remember, King was quick to defend Todd Akin’s assertion that women have magical uteruses which prevent them from becoming pregnant if they are “legitimately raped.” In fact, he went one further. According to a report by Sioux City, Iowa CBS affiliate KMEG, King said he hasn’t heard of instances in which young victims of statutory rape or incest become pregnant either.
Among King’s other greatest hits? Let’s tick them off:
Uhh, Mitt? Who vetted this decision to endorse Steve King or even stand on stage next to him? You do realize the primary is over now. You can shake the Etch-a-Sketch and go back to being center-right. You don’t need to be wacko-severely-conservative anymore.
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