A retired Iowa teacher on Wednesday baffled Representative Steve King with a real response to his claim that rape and incest should not justify abortion: a 10-year-old girl whose uncle impregnated her.

"As a fourth grade teacher, I had a student raped and pregnant by her uncle," Katie Koehler told the Republican during a town hall meeting in his district attended by about 20 people. "It happens."

"At the time, I know that the parents decided to stop the pregnancy, and I understand why. It is a 10 year old child. And would the 10-year-old child be able to breed this other baby? … If it is a zero tolerance policy that I have perceived as such, I am concerned about the health and safety of our youth. & # 39;

Asked if the child should be forced to deliver a baby, King was surprised by the non-hypothetical assumption, the Globe Gazette reported.

"I have never heard of such an extreme case," he said. "This, as I said, is a new case for me, and I do not know how big the spectrum could be. In the circumstances we are in right now, I would rather think about it and try to give you an answer. & # 39;

According to Iowa Starting Line, a political blog describing campaigns before the Iowa Caucuses, Koehler knew other cases.

Rep. Steve King was stopped Wednesday by a member group story about a pregnant 10-year-old woman whose uncle had raped her. King had said hours before that rape and incest should not justify an abortion because a baby is not responsible for the actions of adults

King could not defend his position and told the teacher (left) that he needed to return to her with an answer

King could not defend his position and told the teacher (left) that he needed to return to her with an answer

Collision Course: Steve King spoke out against abortion at all costs and put him on a smooth path to catch the fury of pro-choice activists

GOP leader Liz Cheney was one of the few Republicans to speak out against King immediately after his statements

GOP leader Liz Cheney was one of the few Republicans to speak out against King immediately after his statements

His remarks were quickly received by Democrat J.D. Scholten, who is fighting for his seat in the House of Representatives

His remarks were quickly received by Democrat J.D. Scholten, who is fighting for his seat in the House of Representatives

She told the website that she was not satisfied with her question and that the girl had not survived a 9-month pregnancy and childbirth.

"I think this is a health problem and I do not think the law should have anything to do with women's health," she said. "And when it comes to rape and the example of a 10-year-old child, it happens. It does, and it does not suit anyone. "

King had argued hours earlier that he had passed laws banning all abortions, "there would be no more populations worldwide," if not rape and incest.

"What if we went through all the pedigrees and just brought out someone who was a product of rape or incest?" he asked a conservative crowd. "Would there be a world population if we did that?"

"With all the wars and all the rape and looting in all these different nations, I know I can not certify that I'm not part of a product of it," he said at the event in Iowa.

The Des Moines Register reported that the Republican added, "It is not the baby's fault for the sin of the father or the mother."

His remarks were quickly condemned by Democrat J. D. Scholten, his main opponent.

I could be the result of rape or incest: "Given all the wars and all the rape and looting that has taken place in all these different nations, I know that I can not say that I was not part of any of them." Republican Congressman Steve King said

As the nine-day congressman continued to talk about abortion in a community center in Rockwell, Iowa, a demonstrator out there was screaming about racism and hatred

As the nine-day congressman continued to talk about abortion in a community center in Rockwell, Iowa, a demonstrator out there was screaming about racism and hatred

California senator and presidential candidate Kamala Harris, who appeared on CNN, burst out laughing after King's video was broadcast.

These guys are just crazy. How is that? & # 39; she said of King, Donald Trump and other Republicans. "What's wrong with these people?"

Kings comments are the latest in a long line of controversy that has made the Republican a virtual outcast of his own party.

He announced in February that he would aim for a tenth term despite comments on "white nationalism" that he believed had been taken out of context.

"I'm running 2020," he said at the time, adding, "I have nothing to excuse."

Trump will be at the top of the list in the upcoming elections, and it's unclear what kind of help he will give King, who will first have to defeat three major Republican opponents to win the nomination.

If he does, he will run against it Scholten, a lawyer who played baseball in college and wanted a career.

He deposed King four-to-one on the final cycle, but the long-time Republican Congressman, who was then close to President Trump, prevailed in the match.

Scholten scolded King on Twitter on Wednesday and said, "Words have consequences."

He took the opportunity to earn money for his last congressional campaign.

Answers; & # 39[King’s] Question, yes & # 39 ;, he said about the plausibility of births outside of rape and incest. & # 39; Our congressman continues to push his selfish agenda beyond the needs of # IA04 – this time he excuses violence. We do not stand for that. Help us to spread our message of positive change. & # 39;

Almost every presidential candidate in 2020 followed suit and scolded King for fishing for Scholten contributions.

"All IA-04 constituents – including women – deserve a leader to fight for them. Donate to JD Scholten to make this possible, "said New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, referring to a page that documented her own contribution.

Julian Castro said that Steve King has no place in Congress. Again and again he has disgraced himself and denigrated his office and committed to participate in the election of Scholten.

"I'm ready for another Winnebago road trip – it's time to drop that fanatic," said the former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

Harris also promoted Scholten's candidacy and said, "Rape excusers have no place in Congress. Iowans deserve better than Steve King. Donate now to his opponent. & # 39;

Elizabeth Warren supported Scholten and said Kings comment was a "disgusting attack" on victims of sexual assault and the Iowa congressmen.must resign. & # 39;

Iowa Democratic deputy Abby Finkenauer said in a tweet that King was an "embarrassment" for all of Iowa and the Washington delegation.

& # 39; This is incredibly cruel and disrespectful to survivors. Steve King and his values, rhetoric and disdain for decency are a far cry from the Iowa I know. He does not represent who we are and continues to embarrass our state and federal delegation, "she tweeted.

GOP leader Liz Cheney was one of the few Republicans to speak out against King immediately after his statements.

& # 39; Today's comments from [Steve King] are horrible and bizarre. As I said, it's time for him to go. People in the 4th congressional district of Iowa deserve better, "she said.

Kevin McCarthy, the supreme Republican of the House, also condemned the king.

In an interview about & # 39; Special Report & # 39; at Fox News he said: & # 39; I have many problems with that. This is not the first time that I have any concerns about what Steve King said. At the beginning of this congress, there were things that Steve King said I did not believe the Lincoln party would stand up for.

"We actually removed Steve King from his committees in Congress, and I think that continues to show why these actions were taken," he said.

Donald Trump had been chattering about a stock market crash, but he was silent about King's statement when Wednesday was over. His White House commented in response to a request for comment from DailyMail.com.

Iowa will be a must in the presidential campaign, but King was not allowed to travel with Air Force One along with the president earlier this year when Trump traveled to Iowa for a party fundraiser, CNN reported at the time.

According to comments published in a January New York Times article, King was widely condemned by politicians from both parties.

His words were convicted on the floor of the house. The Republicans also excluded him from all his duties as a committee, which made him essentially powerless in Congress.

According to his comments, King also supported the House's disapproval request. It happened 424 to 1.

"White nationalist, white supremacist, western civilization – how did this language become offensive?" King was quoted in The Times.

The congressman claimed that the Times deliberately misquoted him and unsuccessfully demanded all records of his statements in the newspaper.

King claims he took a long break before saying "Western civilization" – which meant he only defended this sentence.

His office has disseminated the results of research in news archives, showing that he had never uttered the terms "white nationalism," "white nationalist," "white supremacist," or "white supremacy" to him.

Steve King was removed from his committee commissions after comments, and he voted for a resolution that condemns itself

Steve King was removed from his committee mandates after the comments and he voted for a resolution that condemns itself

The Democrat J.D. Scholten, who fights against King, condemned his remarks

The Democrat J.D. Scholten, who fights against King, condemned his remarks

He joined a resolution condemning the comments on a vote in plenary, avoiding formal criticism from his colleagues.

In October 2018, King was able to defend his association with a right-wing, National Socialist group in Austria.

King said, "So I would like to ask my colleagues on both sides of the corridor to vote in favor of this resolution. I put a yes to the blackboard here because what you say is true, right, and just. & # 39;

It was not the first time King had come under fire for statements with racist undertones.

In October 2018, King was able to defend his association with a right-wing, National Socialist group in Austria.

"If they pushed in America on the platform they push, they would be Republicans," King told the Washington Post.

He referred to the Austrian Freedom Party, a group founded by a former Nazi officer whose current leader was active in neo-Nazi circles.

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