Congressman King might be good for a beer, but he has not been good for Iowa. With two days left until Election Day, the choice is clear who will represent the best interests of Iowa’s 4th Congressional District. Today, Christie Vilsack was endorsed by the Mason City Globe Gazette, showing that the Vilsack campaign has the momentum.
Here’s what they said about Congressman King’s leadership over the last ten years:
“Steve King seems like a nice fellow. Sitting down with members of the Globe Gazette Editorial Board, he has always been pleasant, engaging and confident — the kind of guy it might be fun to have a beer with and watch a football game.
We’ve been less impressed by the Steve King we see in office, and by his decisions to stake out positions at the extremes of issues. He seems to take pleasure in making remarks that cause jaws to drop and draw unflattering attention to the state.
Now that an election is near, King may claim that he is often misquoted or taken out of context, but all it takes is a search for “Steve King Iowa” on YouTube or Google to find first-hand examples of his thoughts on immigration, President Obama, torture, disaster relief, abortion, global warming, the treatment of animals, death panels and more that seem designed to position King in some widely right radio-talk-show-based faction of his party.”