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  • EXCLUSIVESteve King Would Consider Secretary of Homeland Security Position

    11/15/2016 4:42:30 PM PST · by pissant · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11.15.16 | Alex Swoyer
    Rep. Steve King (R-IA)tells Breitbart news that he would consider a position as Secretary of the Department Homeland Security. There is a petition circulating to draft him for the post. Its flattering and I appreciate it, King tells Breitbart News. The work that Ive done here in this Congress for the last 14 years points to a task like that as something I believe I have the qualifications for and from looking across the list of people, I would say I would tip my hat to Jeff Sessions if he were interested because he is also excellent. But beyond that,...
  • JUST IN CASE, IMPEACH HILLARY PLANS READY: Rep. King details bold move before swearing-in if elected

    11/07/2016 11:43:02 AM PST · by Non-Compliant_Deplorable · 63 replies
    WND.com ^ | 10/7/2016 | Jerome Corsi
    If Hillary Clinton wins the election Tuesday, a prominent Republican member of the House Judiciary Committee says there will be an immediate move to impeach her before she can even be sworn into office Jan. 20. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, told WND he has spent the last week ensuring Congress has secured all of the hundreds of thousands of emails examined by the FBI over the last 10 days and has confidence the House could impeach her before she assumes office. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa Dont think that Hillary Clinton has been declared innocent on the email scandal just yet,...
  • Congressman says Republican lawmakers have their own set of Anthony Weiner's 650,000 emails

    11/06/2016 11:28:00 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 108 replies
    An Iowa Congressman claimed on Sunday that Republicans on Capitol Hill have copies of the 650,000 emails the FBI recovered from a computer belonging to Anthony Weiner. 'The good thing is, Congress has preserved them for our access,' Iowa Rep. Steve King said before a Donald Trump rally in Sioux City. 'So the Weiner leaks, the WikiLeaks, you name your leaks, we've got our hands on all of them 650,000 emails.' King also suggested that the number of emails related to the FBI investigation may be larger than 650,000. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3910766/We-ve-got-hands-Congressman-says-Republican-lawmakers-set-Anthony-Weiner-s-650-000-emails.html#ixzz4PG6SQciZ Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail...
  • GOP Rep Steve King: Significant Evidence Out There of Voter Fraud

    10/17/2016 10:23:09 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/17/16 | Jeff Poor
    Monday in an appearance on CNNs New Day, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) made the argument that claims of election rigging cannot be completely dismissed. He told New Day host Chris Cuomo there was significant evidence of voter fraud. Theres significant evidence out there that theres voter fraud, King said. When challenged by Cuomo that making such claims were dangerous, King explained that one couldnt be completely dismissive of the possibility and cited a number of examples from over the past two decades to back up his argument. I wouldnt say it is completely unsubstantiated, he replied. Partially unsubstantiated I...
  • Rep. Steve King: Hillary Clinton "Someone I Can Work With"

    08/16/2016 4:51:20 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 60 replies
    RCP Video ^ | 8-15-2016 | Ian Schwartz
    Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), a conservative stalwart and adamant Ted Cruz supporter, told MSNBC's Morning Joe Hillary Clinton, if elected president, would be "someone I can work with." King praised Clinton for the way she conducted herself as Secretary of State when she met with the immigration subcommittee where he was a senior member. "I found those conversations to be reasonable policy based because there was no one in the room listening," King said about the meetings. "You can talk business with her," King said. "Whether she reacts to that outside that room or not is unproven as far as...
  • Congressman Steve King Defends Old White People

    07/22/2016 8:41:37 AM PDT · by pinochet · 29 replies
    Congressman Steve King of Iowa violated the greatest taboo in mainstream American politics. He defended White people, and said their contributions to civilization were greater than other groups. His remarks were in response to a leftist political commentator, Charlie Pierce, who said that Republicans should stop being the party of old White people. Here is a story on the controversy: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/rep-steve-king-clarifies-remarks-white-people-civilization/story?id=40687050
  • Police are safer under Obama than they have been in decades

    07/10/2016 2:16:52 PM PDT · by blueyon · 72 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/09/16 | Christopher Ingraham
    In the aftermath of the mass shooting of a dozen police officers in Dallas this week, some conservatives rushed to lay blame for the incident at the feet of the Obama administration. Former Republican congressman Joe Walsh said on Twitter that "Obama's words & [Black Lives Matter]'s deeds have gotten cops killed." Rep. Roger Williams (R-Tex.) said, "the spread of misinformation and constant instigation by prominent leaders, including our president" contributed to the killings. Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) said the shooting had "roots" in the "anti-white/cop events illuminated by Obama." These statements are part of a broader narrative of a...
  • Rep.(Steve) King: Trump needs to reach out to the conservatives (video)

    05/17/2016 2:15:58 PM PDT · by GilGil · 171 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 5/16/2016 | Lou Dobbs
    Judiciary Committee Member Steve King (R-Iowa) on the Republican Party and Donald Trumps candidacy.
  • Steve King: Good Chunk Of Remittances To Mexico Are Laundered Drug Money (VIDEO)

    04/06/2016 12:02:23 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 34 replies
    talkingpointsmemo.com ^ | Allegra Kirkland
    Rep. Steve King (R-IA) on Tuesday applauded Donald Trumps suggestion that the United States force Mexico to pay for a wall along its border by threatening to block remittances sent by undocumented immigrants to their families back home. I suspect that a good chunk of that is laundered drug money, the Iowa representative said in a Newsmax interview. King is an immigration hardliner infamous for his 2013 claim that undocumented immigrants have calves the size of cantaloupes because theyre hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert. Even though King serves as the national co-chair for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)s...
  • Freedom Caucus to GOP: Be more like us to win the White House

    02/04/2016 4:17:22 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 7 replies
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  • Sarah Palin Continues To Make Herself Look Silly And Irrelevant

    02/03/2016 4:26:07 PM PST · by doldrumsforgop · 90 replies
    redstate ^ | 2/3/16 | streiff
    Being the thoroughly rented person that she is, Sarah Palin has taken Donald Trump’s ridiculous accusations about Ted Cruz benefiting from a rumor that Ben Carson had dropped out of the race and is running with it. Via Palin’s Facebook: Dirty Politics: Witnessing Firsthand It’s Always Heartbreaking, Never Surprising Thank heavens Donald Trump opened so many eyes to the lies, corruption and total lack of accountability that come so naturally to the permanent political class. [ed note: I had to pause here and throw up in my trash can] And Sen. Ted Cruz was spot on when he once noted...
  • Palin Called Out For ‘Disappointing’ Attack On Cruz Campaign 'Lies'

    02/03/2016 1:32:43 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 96 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | February 3, 2016 | RACHEL STOLTZFOOS
    Critics are calling former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin a "disappointing" sellout to presidential candidate Donald Trump and her Facebook post denouncing Sen. Ted Cruz's campaign's "lies" about opponent Ben Carson unfair. "Sarah you disappoint me you sold out to a liberal big Government windbag and are spreading lies about a true conservative," one apparently former fan of Palin writes in one of the top comments on her post. "Ted Cruz was just reporting what CNN reported."...
  • Ted Cruz Apologizes To Carson For Lying About His Race Withdrawal - Well, Sort of...

    02/02/2016 4:14:49 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 90 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 2-2-2016 | sundance
    February 2, 2016 Ted Cruz Apologizes To Carson For Lying About His Race Withdrawal - Well, Sort of... by sundance The Canadian Clinton realizes the exposed scheme has the potential to reveal his true character so he goes immediately to the old reliable “I didn’t know” routine.“Last night when our political team saw the CNN post saying that Dr. Carson was not carrying on to New Hampshire and South Carolina, our campaign updated grassroots leaders just as we would with any breaking news story. That’s fair game. What the team then should have done was send around the follow-up statement...
  • Exclusive — Steve King Warns Amnesty May Be Unstoppable If Marco Rubio Is President

    11/05/2015 11:55:47 AM PST · by VinL · 24 replies
    Tea Party (Breitbart) ^ | 11/5/15 | Staff
    Rep. Steve King,an influential conservative who represents Iowa's Fourth Congressional District, is warning Americans and Iowans that a massive amnesty for all of America's illegal aliens may be unstoppable if Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is elected president. "With Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) as Speaker, we have this big question about what amnesty might be not in this Congress but with the next president," King said on Breitbart News Daily on SiriusXM 125 the Patriot Channel with Breitbart News’ Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon. “I have apprehension about that.” King says he thinks that the final battle ahead of Iowa's caucuses...
  • Stephen King proposes Trump campaign slogan: 'If you're white, you're all right!'

    08/05/2015 6:50:47 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 103 replies
    CNN.com ^ | 8/6/2015 | Jeremy Diamond
    Author Stephen King slammed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Wednesday, suggesting the GOP frontrunner is running a racist campaign. "How's this for a Trump campaign slogan: IF YOU'RE WHITE, YOU'RE ALL RIGHT! ANY OTHER HUE, I DON'T TRUST YOU," King tweeted on Wednesday.
  • Cruz National Co Chair Steve King: Trump Got The Better On New York

    01/15/2016 1:17:58 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 51 replies
    Ted Cruz's national co-chair, Rep. Steve King of Iowa, said this morning on CNN that Donald Trump got the better of exchange last night on New York values. "I didn't think he went too far," King said on CNN of Cruz's comments on New York values, "until I saw Donald Trump's reaction. And then I thought it would've been better on the part of Ted Cruz not to have had that exchange." King continued to praise Trump
  • Steve King Tweets Under Fire by Ben Carson’s Campaign

    02/02/2016 2:11:52 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 50 replies
    whotv.com ^ | February 2, 2016 | Staff Writer
    Rep. Steve King is taking heat for what he posted on Twitter during the caucuses Monday night about Ben Carson. King, the Cruz campaigns national co-chair, retweeted CNNs Chris Moody about Carson’s break from the campaign trail before New Hampshire’s primary. Carson looks like he is out. Iowans need to know before they vote. Most will go to Cruz, I hope, King tweeted. In another tweet, the congressman said Carson’s next steps were equivalent of suspending.
  • In S.C., leaders look to the ‘anti-Trump’

    02/02/2016 3:03:53 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 19 replies
    www.myajc.com ^ | Jan. 16, 2016
    Just more than a month before the South Carolina Republican presidential primary, many in the state’s GOP leadership are looking for the “anti-Trump.” They better hurry. (SNIP) U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney has endorsed Rand Paul. Fellow Congressman Trey Gowdy picked Marco Rubio in December. U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham endorsed Jeb Bush this past week. And, on Wednesday, Gov. Nikki Haley used her nationally televised response to the president’s State of the Union to caution Republicans against the angry rhetoric of her party’s front runner.
  • Sarah Palin: Steve King Suffers ‘Potomac Fever’ Suggesting Donald Trump Pays for Support

    02/01/2016 1:10:03 PM PST · by Bratch · 110 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | February 1, 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who endorsed GOP frontrunner Donald Trump, told supporters at his campaign rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on Monday that “You find out who your friends are” in politics. Palin went on to criticize Rep. Steve King (R-IA), who endorsed Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), for alleging that she was paid to support Trump. “Steve King – friend of mine – I thought,” Palin began. “Here I see that just a bit ago he is accusing me on MSNBC – first, MSNBC really? – of selling my support to Mr. Trump. This is why when you read...
  • Rep. Steve King Says He 'Knows Things' About Trump Endorsements

    02/01/2016 12:52:20 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 261 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 31, 2016 | Kerry Picket
    AMES, Iowa - Rep. Steve King , an Iowa Republican and Ted Cruz supporter, says Donald Trump bought his endorsements. Trump recently received high profile endorsements from Maricopa County Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, and Liberty University president Jerry Falwell, Jr. King reiterated his statement about the endorsements to the Daily Caller on Saturday during a Cruz rally at the Gateway Hotel and stressed that he "knows things." "He has, from a regular person's perspective, unlimited resources and he's willing to use whatever access he has in order to get the endorsements that he wants," King...
  • Rick Perry endorses Ted Cruz

    01/25/2016 1:18:38 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 278 replies
    Politico ^ | January 25, 2016 | Katie Glueck
    Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry is endorsing Ted Cruz in the Republican presidential primary, Perry told POLITICO in an interview Sunday night. Perry, who also sought the GOP nomination before dropping out in September, said he now sees the race as one that is between Cruz, a fellow Texan, and Donald Trump. Through phone calls and during a December day spent driving around his Round Top, Texas, home in his truck with Cruz, Perry said he found the senator to be a good listener who respects the Tenth Amendment, "knows what he does not know" and is more conservative than...
  • Ted Cruz Waterloo Rally with Glenn Beck **LIVE THREAD** Jan 23 8PM EST

    01/23/2016 12:05:46 PM PST · by RKBA Democrat · 350 replies
    CSPAN ^ | 1-23-16 | Ted Cruz and Glenn Beck
    From the Eventbrite website: Only a few days left until the caucuses! Let's get fired up! Join Glenn Beck, special guest Senator Ted Cruz, Congressman Steve King, Bob Vander Plaats, and David Barton for this inspiring campaign rally! Doors open at 6:00 PM. This is a FREE event with limited space...Tickets are required for entry. WHEN Saturday, January 23, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CST) - WHERE Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center - 205 W 4th Street Waterloo, Iowa 50701
  • House GOP in election-year probe of presidential 'overreach'

    01/12/2016 9:26:36 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 12, 2016 4:53 PM EST | Alan Fram
    House Republicans said Tuesday that they will launch an election-year study of what they say has been executive overreach by President Barack Obama and other recent presidents. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., said that his panel would vote in coming weeks on creating a task force to conduct the investigation. Goodlatte said the probe would be led by Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King, a conservative and frequent Obama critic. Goodlatte announced the examination at a time when Republicans have repeatedly accused Obama of exceeding his constitutional powers. ...
  • CORRECTED: Cruz still favors slashing ethanol mandate every year for five years

    01/06/2016 6:07:32 PM PST · by Isara · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/6/16 | Timothy P. Carney
    With some hasty blogging--and exacerbated by an Iowan's mistaken assertion about the ethanol mandate, Ted Cruz's shrewd answering, and the ethanol lobby's odd response--I contributed to some confusion about Ted Cruz's views on the ethanol mandate. (For the sake of candor, my original [probably misleading] post is at the bottom of this article.) Sen. Ted Cruz in 2013 co-sponsored the "Renewable Fuel Standard Repeal Act," which would immediately repeal the ethanol mandate. In 2014, he introduced a broad energy bill that would wind down the mandate over five years, slashing the federally mandated volume of renewable fuels (including corn ethanol)...
  • Professional Pandering -- Desperate Cruz, Dependent on Iowa, Flip-Flops on Ethanol Subsidies...

    01/06/2016 5:30:43 PM PST · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 330 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 1/06/2015 | Sundance
    Professional Pandering -- Desperate Cruz, Dependent on Iowa, Flip-Flops on Ethanol Subsidies... Posted on January 6, 2016 by sundance In what can only be noted as "typically Cruzian" the Senator who sponsored the "Renewable Fuel Standard Repeal Act", which would have immediately repealed the ethanol mandate, has now reversed course and claims to support continued Iowa Corn Subsidies. The pandering flip-flop becomes "brutally Cruzian" when the campaign for Ted Cruz denies the current change in position by pointing to a prior change in position; saying, in effect: when Senator Ted Cruz decided to run for President he changed his position,...
  • Senator Ted Cruz listens to Iowa farmers, supports Renewable Fuel Standard (Ethanol) through 2022

    01/06/2016 11:23:15 AM PST · by springwater13 · 291 replies
    SIOUX CENTER - During a bus tour stop in Sioux Center, Iowa last night, Senator Ted Cruz expressed support for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) through 2022. Responding to a question from an ethanol investor from Iowa about whether he would allow the landmark energy program to continue through its current expiration in 2022, Sen. Cruz responded by expressing support for the RFS through 2022. Senator Cruz also expressed passionate support for breaking through the so-called "blendwall." That "blendwall" makes it illegal for ethanol to expand its market penetration, and I intend to eliminate the EPA blendwall to get rid...
  • Cruz enlightened, forward-thinking on ethanol

    12/30/2015 5:05:11 PM PST · by iowamark · 54 replies
    Carroll Iowa Daily Times Herald ^ | 12/24/2015 | Dave VanderGriend
    The recent editorial by Douglas Burns on the Texas connection between Ted Cruz and Congressman Steve King missed the mark on several important points as it relates to ethanol. Senator Cruz’ opposition to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is, as the author points out, based on “ideological rigidity, an unbudging conservatism and refusal to break from his own established boundaries of where the government should and shouldn’t go.” Does that make him anti-ethanol? I suppose if the RFS was the sole measuring stick, then perhaps. But a fundamental misunderstanding regarding Cruz is the accusation that he completely dismisses ethanol and...
  • Cruz for President Announces Congressman Steve King as National Co-Chair

    01/06/2016 8:52:34 PM PST · by Isara · 11 replies
    Cruz News ^ | January 06
    HOUSTON, Texas – The Cruz for President campaign announced Congressman Steve King to serve as a National Co-Chair for Cruz. King endorsed Cruz in November of last year saying that Cruz is the "one man that stands out as the courageous conservative whom I believe can restore the soul of America." King is a seven term Congressman who has been a consistent leader fighting for conservative issues like securing our border, protecting life and marriage and our Constitution. King has joined Cruz on the road in Iowa this week during the "Cruzin' for Caucus" Iowa bus tour, hitting 28 counties...
  • ICYMI: Has Marco Rubio Lost Conservatives By Falsely Attacking Cruz?

    12/18/2015 8:29:49 PM PST · by Isara · 55 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 12/18/15
    Influential Conservatives Rallying to Defend CruzHOUSTON, Texas - Today, the New York Times reported that Senator Marco Rubio's false attacks on Ted Cruz's immigration record are beginning to backfire as "influential conservatives are now rallying to Mr. Cruz's side and denouncing Mr. Rubio."New York Times Highlights Conservative Ire Over Rubio Attacks "Senator Marco Rubio made a big bet on an immigration overhaul that failed - and he has been running away from it since. Now his past is catching up with him, stoking old grievances from conservative rivals who are reopening one of the most vulnerable episodes in his past."The...
  • Cruz: Gang of 8 Amendment Didn’t Allow Legal Status, Amendments Were Designed To Show ‘Hypocrisy

    12/17/2015 6:19:50 AM PST · by Isara · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Dec 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Texas Senator and Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) stated that amendments he proposed to the Gang of Eight bill were designed to expose “hypocrisy” on behalf of the bill’s authors and that he did not propose an amendment allowing illegal immigrants to obtain legal status on Wednesday’s “Special Report” on the Fox News Channel....Cruz responded, “Actually, Bret, it wouldn’t have. What was happening there is that was the battle over the Gang of Eight, the Rubio/Schumer amnesty bill, which was a massive amnesty bill proposed by Senator [Marco] Rubio (R-FL), by [Sen.] Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and Barack Obama,...
  • Big Endorsements Equal Great Expectations for Cruz in Iowa

    12/11/2015 10:55:55 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    Iowa Republican ^ | December 11, 2015 | Craig Robinson
    Since the day he announced his candidacy, Texas Senator Ted Cruz has been making the case that he's the conservative candidate who can win the Republican nomination. It doesn't matter if he is speaking to a group of homeschool kids and their parents, Cruz closes by telling his audience about how much money his campaign has raised and that he is positioned to win. Now as we enter the final phase of the 2016 caucus campaign, Cruz has a handful of prominent Iowa endorsements to go along with all of his campaign cash. The big three statewide Republican elected officials,...
  • Steve King: Even Muslims In Congress Won't Renounce Sharia Law

    12/10/2015 5:48:00 AM PST · by george76 · 43 replies
    TPM ^ | December 9, 2015 | Lauren Fox
    Rep. Steve King (R-IA), who's previously made clear that he doesn't believe immigrants from the Middle East want to assimilate into American culture, wants Muslims who come to the U.S. to reject Sharia law. King made the comments when TPM asked him on Wednesday whether he supported Trump's proposed ban on Muslims entering the U.S. King said he wasn't confident any immigrants from the Middle East would do so, citing what he said was the failure of the only two Muslim members of Congress to renounce Sharia. Sharia law is incompatible with the United States Constitution and so if they...
  • Iowa's conservative kingmaker Steve King on why Ted Cruz is gaining momentum

    12/01/2015 11:40:57 AM PST · by Isara · 30 replies
    Latino Fox News ^ | December 01, 2015 | Elizabeth Llorente
    Rep. Steve King, the seven-term congressman known as the conservative kingmaker of Iowa, the first place in the nation where voters officially weigh in on presidential candidates, sees Sen. Ted Cruz's recent rise in the state polls and feels validation.King, whose support is diligently pursued by Republicans running for office, particularly the Oval Office, endorsed Cruz for president in mid-November. "I'm happy about what I see," King said in an interview with Fox News Latino. "When I see the poll results, everything I've seen says there's one candidate that has serious momentum, and that's Ted Cruz. I have people coming...
  • In Iowa, High Expectations Accompany Cruz's Steady Rise

    11/22/2015 12:22:28 PM PST · by iowamark · 48 replies
    Texa Tribune ^ | Nov. 22, 2015 | Patrick Svitek
    Ted Cruz's Iowa moment has arrived. The U.S. senator from Texas, who has worked for months to manage expectations in the first early voting state, is starting to flirt with top-tier status as his campaign zeroes in on this critical presidential proving ground. He has visited the state five times over the last six weeks. His paid staff in Iowa has quadrupled from what it was just two months ago. His campaign has launched its first major ad buy in Iowa, an initial six-digit purchase on TV and radio. And he's secured a big-name endorsement from U.S. Rep. Steve King,...
  • House votes to curb Syrian refugees, snubs Obama veto threat (veto-proof 289-137 margin)

    11/19/2015 12:26:21 PM PST · by xzins · 103 replies
    CNS ^ | November 19, 2015 | ALAN FRAM
    In a stinging rebuke to President Barack Obama by Republicans and Democrats, the House ignored a veto threat Thursday and overwhelmingly approved GOP legislation erecting fresh hurdles for Syrian and Iraqi refugees trying to enter the United States. Forty-seven Democrats joined all but two Republicans as the House passed the measure by a veto-proof 289-137 margin, a major setback to the lame duck president on an issue —the Islamic State group and the refugees fleeing it — that shows no signs of easing. The vote exceeded the two-thirds majority required to override a veto, and came despite a rushed, early...
  • Steve King on ‘Kicking Doors Down’ on Immigrants, and Why Time Right to Endorse Ted Cruz

    11/16/2015 11:36:51 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 49 replies
    National Review ^ | November 16, 2015 | Tim Alberta interviews Steve King
    Iowa congressman Steve King, who has relished his potential to play kingmaker in this Republican presidential race, announced Monday morning that he's endorsing Ted Cruz, providing a boost to the Texas senator's organization ahead of Iowa's first-in-the-nation nominating contest February 1. In an interview shortly after his announcement, King spoke with me about the timing of his decision, the events surrounding it, and how he thinks President Cruz would deal with the illegal immigrants already living in the U.S. - Tim Alberta Tim Alberta: Your admiration for Senator Cruz has long been apparent, and it always seemed likely that if...
  • Iowa Rep. Steve King endorses Ted Cruz:

    11/16/2015 5:43:21 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | November 16, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    This makes two major endorsements for Cruz in Iowa, the first being talk-radio host Steve Deace back in August. Probably the biggest among Iowa social cons is Bob Vander Plaats, head of the Family Leader, which is hosting its presidential forum this Friday. Vander Plaats endorsed Huckabee in 2008 and Huckabee won the caucuses; he endorsed Santorum in 2012 and Santorum won that year. (King, by contrast, endorsed Fred Thompson in 2008 and made no endorsement in 2012.) Vander Plaats, discussing the Christian conservative vote, also told NRO last month, “Our destruction in the past has been division we divide...
  • STEVE KING ENDORSES TED CRUZ FOR PRESIDENT TO ‘RESTORE THE SOUL OF AMERICA’

    11/16/2015 8:44:08 AM PST · by servo1969 · 9 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 11-16-2015 | Alex Swoyer
    Rep. Steve King (R-IA) is endorsing GOP presidential candidate Sen. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), because King says Cruz "is the answer to my prayers, a candidate whom God will use to restore the Soul of America." Having served Iowans for decades, King said endorsing a presidential candidate is a "rare opportunity, therefore, cannot be squandered." "It has become a great, great privilege, as the dean of the Iowa Congressional Delegation, to get to know each of the 17 original Republican candidates for president, both professionally and personally," King stated in a press release. I count many, if not all, as...
  • Why Steve King Endorsed Ted Cruz - And Not Ben Carson or Donald Trump

    11/16/2015 1:07:39 PM PST · by Isara · 46 replies
    ABC News ^ | Nov 16, 2015 | Josh Haskell and Jessica Hopper
    Congressman Steve King has endorsed Ted Cruz for President - saying Cruz is the "answer to my prayers" and that Ben Carson and Donald Trump's lack of Washington, D.C., experience makes the job "harder" for them. "I do believe that Ted Cruz is the full package, the constitutional conservative that can restore the soul of America," King told reporters in a conference room at the Des Moines Marriott. ... King is an influential voice in Iowa politics who was courted by many conservative Republicans including Bobby Jindal, Rick Santorum and Mike Huckabee. He said he made his decision Friday following...
  • Why Steve King Endorsed Ted Cruz — And Not Ben Carson or Donald Trump

    11/16/2015 12:06:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    KVNU-AM & FM ^ | November 16, 2015
    ABC News(DES MOINE, Iowa) — Congressman Steve King has endorsed Ted Cruz for President — saying Cruz is the "answer to my prayers" and that Ben Carson and Donald Trump's lack of Washington, D.C., experience makes the job "harder" for them. "I do believe that Ted Cruz is the full package, the constitutional conservative that can restore the soul of America," King told reporters in a conference room at the Des Moines Marriott. King is an influential voice in Iowa politics who was courted by many conservative Republicans, including Bobby Jindal, Rick Santorum and Mike Huckabee. He said he made...
  • Steve King backs Cruz for 2016 (video)

    11/16/2015 9:23:30 AM PST · by Isara
    The Hill ^ | November 16, 2015 | Ben Kamisar
    Congressman Steve King Endorses Ted Cruz for President (video) Influential Iowa Rep. Steve King has officially endorsed Ted Cruz for president, giving the GOP Texas senator a boost ahead of February's Iowa caucuses."Cruz has a proven record of standing up to both Democrats and Republicans to put the American people first, and I believe he is the only one who can unite conservatives around his campaign and build the organization needed to beat Hillary Clinton," King said in a statement put out by the Cruz campaign."With Ted Cruz, conservatives no longer have to accept a Republican nominee who doesn't truly...
  • Iowa hardliner Steve King endorses Ted Cruz

    11/16/2015 9:09:01 AM PST · by Isara · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/16/15 | Katie Glueck
    'I believe Ted Cruz is the candidate that's the answer to my prayers,' King said. Iowa Rep. Steve King on Monday endorsed Ted Cruz, a coup for the Texas senator who is seeking to gain ground with the first-in-the-nation caucus state's conservative activists, with whom King is deeply influential.He made the announcement at a press conference in Iowa and in a video released on Twitter."I believe Ted Cruz is the candidate that's the answer to my prayers," King said. "A candidate whom God will use to restore the soul of America." Cruz beat King to his own announcement, tweeting out...
  • Steve King Endorses Ted Cruz

    11/16/2015 8:57:25 AM PST · by Isara · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | November 16, 2015 | Alexis Levinson
    Iowa representative Steve King will back Ted Cruz in the 2016 caucuses, handing Cruz an influential conservative endorsement in the crucial early-voting state. King, a firebrand who holds sway in social-conservative circles and in his western Iowa district, made the announcement Monday morning in Des Moines. "I believe Ted Cruz is the answer to my prayers: the candidate that god will use to restore the soul of America," he said at his press conference. The optics and organization of the press conference, announced late Sunday afternoon, were odd for King and Cruz, two politicians who have never shied away from...
  • Iowa Congressman Steve King Endorses Ted Cruz for President

    11/16/2015 7:52:44 AM PST · by cripplecreek · 54 replies
    tedcruz.org ^ | 11/16/2015 | Cruz for President
    HOUSTON, Texas – Today, the Ted Cruz for President campaign announced that Cruz has received the endorsement of Congressman Steve King, an influential and outspoken conservative, particularly on the issues of immigration and fiscal responsibility. Congressman King has consistently said that it is critical the next President be someone who will fight unapologetically for conservative principles. “Ted Cruz has the positive conservative vision for the country that we need to correct the failures of the Obama Administration,” said King. “When I survey the challenges facing our country, and the slate of individuals who have stepped forward to offer to lead,...
  • Steve King Is Making an Iowa Caucus Announcement (Cruz endorsement?)

    11/15/2015 10:30:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Caffeinated Thoughts ^ | November 15, 2015 | Shane Vander Hart
    Congressman Steve King (R-IA) notified the media this afternoon that he will be making a major Iowa Caucus announcement on Monday morning. I think it’s safe to say that he will be making an endorsement. If he decided not to endorse he wouldn’t schedule a press conference to say that. I suspect that U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) will get the nod as he and King have been friends, and King’s son Jeff works for a PAC that backs Cruz. I also wouldn’t be surprised by an endorsement of Donald Trump since he and King are aligned on immigration which...
  • Rep. Steve King Accuses Chuck Schumer Of Representing Marxists

    03/27/2015 3:51:07 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | May 23, 2014 | Andrew Kaczynski
    In a speech on Senate floor last week, New York Sen. Chuck Schumer said Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King was controlling the partys position on immigration and derailing immigration reform. (SNIP) Thursday, King responded to Schumers comment on the House floor saying it was Schumer not him who represented the fringe. Specifically King said Schumer represented socialists, marxists, progressives, liberal Democrats.
  • Steve King Defends Cruz in Immigration Dust Up

    11/13/2015 3:53:58 PM PST · by VinL · 34 replies
    NRO ^ | 11/13/15 | Alexis Levinson
    Iowa representative Steve King, one of the loudest opponents of comprehensive immigration reform in Congress, says he is not troubled by an amendment Ted Cruz proposed during the 2013 debate over the Gang of Eight reform bill, which has been used this week by Cruz’s opponents to portray him as soft on the issue. Cruz, who has long painted himself as the ideological purist in the race, found himself in an odd position this week: under fire from Marco Rubio, a co-sponsor of the failed Gang of Eight bill, for being in favor of expanded immigration. The attack stems from...
  • 'Had some fun and no reporters were shot': Ted Cruz reflects on Saturday pheasant hunt...

    11/01/2015 3:16:59 PM PST · by Isara · 22 replies
    Twitchy ^ | November 1, 2015 | Twitchy Staff
    'Had some fun and no reporters were shot': Ted Cruz reflects on Saturday pheasant hunt in Iowa [photos, video] Thanks for hosting us @SteveKingIA! https://t.co/BGMl38vm6i— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) November 1, 2015 After a week of campaigning, debating and speaking against the budget deal, Ted Cruz went pheasant hunting in Iowa with Rep. Steve King on Saturday. .@tedcruz has arrived to @SteveKingIA's pheasant hunt, toting a Beretta pic.twitter.com/AQGIWOlocL— Betsy Klein (@betsy_klein) October 31, 2015 Some scenes from @tedcruz's pheasant hunt with @SteveKingIA this evening in Akron, Iowa: pic.twitter.com/x50fdl3YRE— Patrick Svitek (@PatrickSvitek) October 31, 2015 .@tedcruz and @stevekingia talk post-hunt with Jack...
  • VIDEO: Ted Cruz Shoots, Kills A Pheasant In Iowa With Steve King

    11/01/2015 8:19:23 AM PST · by Isara · 112 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Nov 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    AKRON, Iowa — Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) shot and killed a pheasant at the annual Colonel Bud Day Pheasant Hunt that Rep. Steve King (R-IA) hosts.Breitbart News captured video of the event:Ted Cruz Shoots A Pheasant In Akron, Iowa (Video)Along with King, Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC) joined the hunt. Cruz is one of three GOP presidential candidates in 2016 who is participating in the two-day hunt with King. ...In a second video below, Cruz holds up another pheasant he shot and killed and tells the reporters and those present: “It’s a beautiful day in Iowa.”“That’s right, it’s a beautiful day...
  • Rep King Says Hillary Clinton Lied to Congress & American People about Benghazi

    10/23/2015 4:47:26 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 20 replies
    Godfather of Politics ^ | January 17, 2014 | Dave Jolly
    Iowa Republican Rep Steve King came out with both barrels blasting in an interview with WND concerning Benghazi and Hillary Clinton. King didnt mince words or do the political two step when it came to Hillarys statements about what happened at Benghazi. King said that she lied to Congress and the American people and that she knew the truth when she was lying. King said that he was present at a closed door classified briefing with Hillary in attendance. He said he cannot divulge what was said at that meeting, but did say that what she told in the briefing...