Representative Steve King, R-Iowa, walked out of the State of the Union message Tuesday night to leave his seat empty in memory of the victims of abortion and to protest Barack Obama’s lawless presidency.
The representative added that he would be in the Members’ chapel, praying that a better leader will follow the current chief executive.
As reported by Western Journalism, last week, President Obama announced that he would be leaving a seat next to his wife open to recognize the victims of gun violence. “They need the rest of us to speak for them. To tell their stories. To honor their memory,” the White House said in a written statement.
Tuesday, Rep. King released a statement indicating that he too would be leaving an empty seat: his own. “I can’t abide being lectured to one last time,” he said.
King further explained, “President Obama’s first official act, immediately upon his inauguration was to sign an executive order to accelerate abortions world-wide.” He continued, “The first tears we have seen him shed in seven years were for the victims of the tragic Sandy Hook School shooting.
As far as we know, Obama has never shed a single tear for even one of the more than 9 million babies aborted under his watch. He is the most pro-abortion president ever.”
The Iowa representative juxtaposed the emotion the president displayed for the children killed at Sandy Hook with his vow last fall to veto the “Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, H.R. 3504 that would protect the lives, at least of those who survived the attempt on their lives, by abortionists.”
King closed his statement, announcing:
There will be another empty seat in the gallery during Obama’s last State of the Union address. I have reserved it to commemorate the lives of more than 55 million aborted babies, ‘the chorus of voices that have never been heard in this world but are heard beautifully and clearly in the next world.’
My seat on the floor of Congress will also be empty. I will be in the Member’s chapel praying for God to raise up a leader whom he will use to restore the Soul of America.
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