Iowa Congressman in the Doghouse for Comments about Dog Fighting

It’s all over the news that Steve King, a congressman from Iowa, has stepped in some serious doo-doo, and can’t seem to keep his foot out of his mouth. In his efforts to communicate that animals should not be rated higher than human beings, he responded to a questioner at a televised town hall style meeting:

“When the legislation that passed in the farm bill that says that it’s a federal crime to watch animals fight or to induce someone else to watch an animal fight but it’s not a federal crime to induce somebody to watch people fighting, there’s something wrong with the priorities of people that think like that.”

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