Steve King’s Town Hall Was Even More Depressing Than We Thought: ‘I Wanted To Leave’
Things are so bad for Rep. Steve King (R-IA) that even members of his own party are calling for his resignation over a series of xenophobic and misogynistic comments he made in recent weeks. However, a more powerful sign that he should just step down to avoid humiliation in the next election came King’s own district.
The key revelation came at a recent townhall King held, where the only person who attended was a hungover Democrat. The Iowa Starting Line reported the pathetic event, where it seemed more members of the press were willing to show up than actual constituents.
She was tired and really didn’t want to get out of bed. The 21-year-old University of Northern Iowa student could have opted to doze instead, but she did her civic duty and set out for the latest King town hall in Grundy County. She was the only one, however.
“It was just odd because I don’t know what the record was for the world’s smallest town hall is, but one person I think has to be it,” Birch said.
“I was the only person who was not paid to be there,” Birch explained.
The woman on the right side of the room was an intern for King, Birch was, in fact, the only constituent not employed by the Congressman. There were also six police officers for security purposes.
“I looked at them, they looked at me,” Birch said of the cops. She was going to sit in the back of the room, but that probably wouldn’t be a great place to hide.
“It was very awkward, it was a very weird thing,” she recalled. “Part of me wanted to leave, but it would be rude to leave, and the Midwestern part of me couldn’t do that,” she said.