King apologizes to Helen Thomas

Summer Johnson, Congressman Steve King’s press secretary, and I have been in a day-long email "discussion" about when/if King would be available by phone to talk about the Helen Thomas comment at this past weekend’s GOP state convention since Joyce Schulte, King’s general election opponent, had made some comment on it earlier today.  Johnson said in an email sent at about 4:30 p.m. Iowa time that King had just called Helen Thomas to apologize and Thomas had accepted the apology. 

Background: I was blogging from the GOP & Democratic state conventions this past weekend and King got a huge welcoming response from the crowd. He opened by saying he had "looked forward" to the GOP convention, which he called a "huge family reunion of Republicans" who are "dedicated to this great country." Then King launched into the previously transcribed comments (link above) which have been talked about in the blogosphere for the past few days.      

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O. Kay Henderson is the news director of Radio Iowa.