US Rep. Steve King Dragged on Twitter for Suggesting Humanity Owes Existence to Rape and Incest
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"I know that I can't say that I was not a part of a product of that," the Catholic legislator argued.

Your ancestors were either rapists, or were having sex with relatives -- at least, that appeared to be the opinion of US Representative Steve King on Wednesday, who was summarily dragged online for his comments.

"What if we went back through all the family trees and just pulled those people out that were products of rape and incest? Would there be any population of the world left if we did that?" he asked a crowd of 50 at the Westside Conservative Club in Urbandale, Iowa.

"Considering all the wars and all the rapes and pillages that's taken place throughout society... I know that I can't say that I was not a part of a product of that," he added.

The 70-year-old Republican was discussing his views on abortion and the controversial Heartbeat Bill when he made the comments, according to the Des Moines Register.

He argued that just because a conception happened in bad circumstances, the result of those circumstances is still a person.

"I understand it's not the baby's fault... because of the sins of the father; and maybe sometimes the sins of the mother, too," he said.

His comments didn't go down too well on Twitter, with Bernie Sanders leading the charge for his resignation.

"Steve King is a racist, a misogynist and a disgrace to the country. He should not be a member of the United States Congress," he tweeted.

Alyssa Milano added him to a pile she was already not happy with: "The Republican Party: Trump, Moore, Kavanaugh, Herman Cain, Clarence Thomas, Pat Meehan, Trent Franks, David Vitter, Eric Greitens, Alex Kozibski, David Vitter, Clint Reid Hastert and Steve F--king King," she summarized.

Fred Guttenberg -- hun safety advocate and father to Parkland shooting victim Jamie —0 wrote: "According to @SteveKingIA our survival is dependent on rape and incest. I am not sure if he is making an admission but at least we now understand the perverted mind behind his abortion stance. Seriously, how is this guy still a Congressman?"

The best response however came from Joe Hill, the son of one very famous and unfortunately-similarly named horror writer. "Couldn't he be named Shep King? Or Stanley King? Or Sidney King? Really anything except Steve King?" he lamented.

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