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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

After Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) announced this weekend that he will retire at the end of his term, speculation has swirled that Tea Party favorite Representative Steve King may be seriously considering a run for Senate in 2014. While King may be too radical for some Republicans, others believe the congressman could be an asset in the Senate. According to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, “Despite those misgivings about the outspoken King running on a statewide ticket, [former GOP State Central Committee member Tim] Moran thinks the party — both on a state and national level — might find it ‘refreshing to have Steve King at top of ticket to drive the message and definition of the party.'”

“Refreshing” may be an overstatement. King is infamous for his outrageous comments on a wide range of issues. Here’s a look back at some of the most offensive Steve King moments of his 10 years in Congress thus far. (IEEE-USA Photo/ via Flickr)