Kim Weaver | 10/9/16
On Friday night, while attending an event, a friend and staffer for another campaign asked me if I had read what Donald Trump said about women. When I shook my head and asked what he said, he proceeded to hand his phone to me so I could read it. He said he couldn’t say it out loud because there were children in the room.
I am disgusted by what he said. I am sickened. I am repulsed. Sadly, I am not surprised. Throughout his campaign, Donald Trump has shown contempt for pretty much every segment of society. His vulgar comments about his privilege and the ability to sexually assault women and get away with it because he is a “star” should surprise no one. What he admitted to doing was criminal. It is not, as he called it, locker room banter. It is sexual assault. Period.
What is most disappointing, however, is that the Republican elected officials in our state have not withdrawn their support for Trump. As of this writing, my opponent is the only one of our three Republican Congressmen who, to my knowledge, hasn’t said a word about it. Where does Steve King stand on this issue? He, more than any of our members of Congress, claims to be a conservative Christian. Is he willing to put his faith ahead of his Party and withdraw support for Donald Trump? I’m sure his constituents would want to know.