U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, defended President Donald Trump against the two articles of impeachment being debated in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday afternoon. Watch his remarks below:

Here is the transcript of his remarks:

I thank you Madame Speaker and I thank the Gentleman for yielding. I start off first that this is the largest and most massive cover-up of such a list of crimes against our country, and it goes so far as to bring impeachment hearings to try to cover all of this up. And I would take you back to October of 2015 when Barack Obama said, ‘Hillary Clinton would never intend to jeopardize our national security.’ Again, the following April, the next month, Peter Strzok wrote the statement that was delivered by James Comey. And they’ve spent Democrat money and Hillary Clinton money in Russia to pick up dirt on Donald Trump!  And, then, Joe Biden goes to Ukraine and makes a statement ‘Here’s a billion dollars, but you must do what I tell you to do!’ You’re accusing Donald Trump of doing that which Joe Biden has confessed to doing!

And, by the way, Joe Biden was not the opponent of Donald Trump. He’s in a 21-way primary for Democrats; he’s running third in that race. His [Biden’s] opponents are the other 20 Democrats. How would anybody dig in to that mess of 21 people and decide he’s going to go overseas and pull some maneuver like this? You have to assign him a motive. You assign him a motive, then you create the dots, then you go dot to dot. But the reality is that it was Biden that was doing the extortion of the power play in order to protect his own son, and it was Donald Trump that was following the law that said you have to ensure that there is not corruption here before this money is handed over.

And, by the way, there was a violent war going on in Ukraine and that’s when we sent blankets and MRE’s over there under Barack Obama. But when I hear this from the Gentleman from Georgia, Mr. Johnson, ‘he doesn’t think he can win the election fair and square, so he would cheat.’ And, I’ve heard that here on this floor. No, it’s the other way around. Your number one proponent of impeachment is Al Green of Texas, and he said those very same things and they brought this case November 9th, the day after Trump was elected.

I yield back.

1 comment
  1. King let them have it with both barrells and he’s right on every note he hit. Obama and Biden are up to their eyeballs in this and they know it. Funny how they can do exactly what they accuse Trump of doing and it’s no big deal but Trump gets impeached. Is this a crazy world or what???????

Comments are closed.

Get CT In Your Inbox!

Don't miss a single update.

You May Also Like

Recapping The First Week of The 2018 Session in the Iowa Legislature

Jason Schultz: As we get back in the habit of driving to the Capitol each day, I am reminded of how grateful I am to serve western Iowa as their Senator.  The work we do now will benefit Iowa for years and even a generation to come, and I am thankful they allow me to be a part of it.

Chris Rants’ Case for Voting Yes on David Wiggins Rings Hollow

Former Iowa Speaker of the House Chris Rants says to vote yes on Iowa Supreme Court Justice David Wiggins retention. His logic has some flaws.

Miller-Meeks Raises Over $259,000 in Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District Race

Mariannette Miller-Meeks raised nearly $260,000 in her first quarter of fundraising in Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District race.

Branstad Orders a Halt to Syrian Refugee Resettlements in Iowa

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad calls for improved intelligence community review of Syrian refugee resettlement process to ensure Iowans are protected.