I have no love for Rep Steve King. As the national co-chair for the Cruz presidential campaign in 2016 his actions against candidate Donald Trump and the other candidates during the Iowa Caucus has earned Mr. King permanent scorn. Thankfully he did not remain in the Leftist neverTrump camp after the election was won. And he has became a strong outspoken supporter of the Trump Administration. But I do not like Rep King.
Rep King has a lot of faults but being a racist isn’t one of them. This is part of the ongoing witch hunt against the President, his allies, and his supporters and base. Rep King’s remarks were taken out of context and skewed to fit a narrative of lies by the Left.
Unfortunately many otherwise good Republicans have fallen for this deadly trap. And the Left is salivating at the proverbial blood in the water.
Rep Steve King was speaking about how the Left labels its opponents as racists which makes things very difficult to defend. And in many cases the label is unfounded and unjust.
Rep King continued his talk and wondered how the term “Western Civilization” became an offensive term. After all he, and many others myself included, have sat through hours of classroom lectures on the merits of Western Civilization and all that it achieved.
These lines when taken out of context and the emphasis removed from the verbal speech can sound damning indeed. And the comment about taking a class is overlooked and glossed over. No one takes ore teaches a class on merits of racism. That is absurd.
This entire scandal is a fraud. The Governor of Iowa and our two Senators need to issue an immediate apology to Rep Steve King. And the rest of Congress needs to follow. Rep King’s positions on committees should be reinstated at once and any disciplinary actions should be dropped.
The longer this continues the worse it will backfire on the Left that started it and on any Republican that goes along with it.
MoveOn and other progressive, leftist, and liberal organizations keep calling for Senator Chuck Grassley to “do his job.” Which to them means to hold hearings and appoint President Obama’s nominee Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court. They site the Constitution stating the Senate’s job is to advise and consent.
These liberal groups fail to enforce the same “rules” when a Republican President’s nominee is being ignored or rejected by a liberal Democrat controlled Senate. And they forget all of history which shows this cycle repeating itself in every Administration.
Likewise these liberal groups don’t understand plain simple English. They fully believe that “advise and consent” means that the Senate will approve any nominee given to the Courts. If this was truly what that phrase meant then Judge Robert Bork would have been on the Supreme Court before his death. But of course the definition would change when a Republican nominates a conservative Judge.
No “advise and consent” does not guarantee the judicial nominee will be accepted. It does not guarantee the judicial nominee will even get a hearing. The Senate has the full right to reject the President’s nominee outright. The only thing a President can do is make a Recess appointment if the Senate goes into a recess. It is in the President’s best interest to submit another nominee.
Just like a parent not giving their consent to a child’s activity at school. Consent is not automatic in most cases and not at all guaranteed to be given. The Senate is not a rubber stamp to the actions of the President.
The Senate is a check and balance against the actions of an executive branch overreaching it’s Constitutional authority. Each branch of government is a separate but equal power. Interwoven to insure liberty over tyranny.
The role of the Senate is either confirm the President’s nominee to the Court or to deny it. In either case the Senate is doing it’s job and so is Senator Chuck Grassley.