With Barack Obama currently blathering on about gun violence, climate change, and every other liberal talking point in the book, there was one issue in particular that caused Iowa Congressman Steve King (R) to leave the House of Representatives chamber.
Republican Rep. Steve King of Iowa stepped out of the House chamber where the State of the Union address was about to take place Tuesday, electing to pray in the members’ chapel during the speech due to President Barack Obama’s stance on abortion.
“When the president announced that he would have an empty seat up by the First Lady for those who are victims of gun violence, who no longer have a voice, and I thought of the millions and millions of unborn babies — on his first day in office he issued an executive order that accelerated abortions worldwide,” King told TheBlaze moments after stepping out of the House of Representatives chamber.
“I got into town last night and I just decided, I can’t do this again,” he said.
Obama’s grief for victims of shootings is fair, but it isn’t enough, King added.
“He did shed tears for the victims of Sandy Hook, and I think that’s appropriate,” he said. “But as far as we know, he’s never shed a tear for the millions of unborn babies that have been aborted since he took office. So I left my gallery seat empty, and my seat in the House chambers empty in commemoration of those who’ve never had a voice, not those who no longer have a voice, but those unborn babies who have never had a voice — and I’m going to the members’ chapel, where I’m going to spend my time there praying for the unborn, praying for the restoration of the Constitution and that God will raise up a leader whom he will use to restore the soul of America.”