King stands by comments about Obama favoring “the black person” (AUDIO)

Republican Congressman Steve King says he stands by comments he made Monday that have drawn national attentionand prompted a Republican congressional candidate in another state to cancel King’s speech at his campaign fundraiser in Colorado.  During an interview on the G. Gordon Liddy talk show, King said President Obama has a “default mechanism” that “favors the black person.”  King also accused U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder of not pursuing a series of cases because the accused were minorities.  

“I have no regrets about what I said.  I stand by what I said because what I said is accurate.  It’s factual,” King said during an interview with Radio Iowa late this afternoon.  “I think the president should answer and Attorney General Holder should answer for the justice department being used in the way it is, but what I said was accurate and it was objective.”  (Listen to King by clicking on this link:  king1)

King said his comments have been “distorted” by “the left” for political gain.

“All of these things are politically motivated.  You have the professional hyper-ventilators out there who have the radar screen up all the time, trying to find something that they can twist or embellish. That’s what’s going on,” King said during his interview with Radio Iowa.  “I don’t want anybody to think that Steve King loses a minute’s sleep over this.” (Listen to King by clicking on this link: king2)

King also told Radio Iowa he had waited to respond to the furor over his comments about Obama and the attorney general:  “I actually, when this first popped…I told my people here that handle my media: ‘Let’s let this cook for a couple of days and see if this pot will come to a boil.'” I don’t want to put it away in the first day because I think the American people need to have this debate  about what appears to me to be an inclination on the part of the White House and the justice department and perhaps others within the administration to break on the side of favoritism with regard to race.” (Listen to King by clicking on the following link: king3

UPDATE:  The Northern Colorado Tea Party has also cancelled King’s planned appearance at their event this coming Saturday.  King’s general election opponent spoke with Radio Iowa, read more here.

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About O.Kay Henderson

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


  1. Let’s say (for the sake of a really silly and useless argument) that it’s true – even though it is far from true. But let’s all imagine just for a moment that Steve King is correct; that President Obama favors black people over white people….


    Hasn’t the reverse been true for every president in American history with the possible exception of America’s first black president (I refer to Bill Clinton) and Jimmy Carter? Is King seriously implying that Ronald Reagan and both Bushes did not favor the white Race?

    Let’s all assume – just for one brief, shining and stupid moment – that Steve King is correct in his nutty assumption:

    President Obama favors spades over crackers.

    So what? It’s payback time. Grow up, Steve. Get a grip.

    Tom Degan


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