Winger Steve King: Health Law Illegal Because of Babies in ‘Garbage Cans’
January 6, 2011
(ChattahBox Political News)—This is what happens when lunatics are allowed the run of the place. Now that the Republicans control the House, extremist backbenchers, such as resident racist and all-around kook Rep. Steve King (R-IA) are being allowed out of the attic and are demanding to be taken seriously by sane members. King, who often attacks President Obama as a racist against white people, applied his diminished intellect to the task of coming up with bogus reasons to prove that health reform is unconstitutional–with predictable results. The unhinged lawmaker, who once said Obama has “a default mechanism in him” which “favors the black person,” testified before a Congressional panel, saying that babies found in trash cans, who don’t cross state lines proves that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional. Yeah, that makes absolutely no sense, of course.
King made his deranged remarks during a hearing of the emergency Rules Committee meeting, convened to deal with the Republicans’ partisan stunt bill to repeal the health law, called “Repealing The Job-Killing Health Care Law Act.”
Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) stated the obvious, that health insurance involves interstate commerce making the law legally permissible under the Constitution.
But King, with a glint in his eye, latched on to the novel baby in a trash can argument. And from there— well you decide.
“There have always been and likely will always be, babies that were born, lived and died within the jurisdictions of the individual states,” King said, “who never cross a state line, access no health care and therefore do not impact interstate commerce.”
Polis wasn’t convinced of King’s babies never having had health care argument.
He challenged King to “find the baby that was not born at a hospital or with a midwife, who did not receive inoculations.”
There really is a fine line between genius and insanity.
King shot back, “I hate to tell you, but they show up in garbage cans around this country, sir.”
There are no words.