AUDIO: Rep. Steve King backs up his Obama race comments, defends Rep. Barton Posted by Staff
Rep. Steve King on those who he says took his race comments out of context: "We really should just ridicule them for trying to run with emotions and no logic. I think Socrates and Plato would have laughed themselves silly if [they saw] these people were leading thought in America."
When asked to offer examples of Obama favoring blacks, King cited the Black Panther voter intimidation case in Philadelphia: "Can you imagine switching the skin colors there and seeing what would have happened? Can you imagine the president dumping that [case]?"
On Rep. Joe Barton's apology to BP: "I think Joe Barton was spot-on when he called it a shakedown....They want to swallow up as many Fortune 500 companies as they can."