- The Washington Times - Monday, May 11, 2015

Rep. Steve King said Saturday that President Obama has consistently “driven wedges between people” and is responsible for driving the culture of racial tension in Baltimore and Ferguson, Missouri.

“President Obama has consistently driven wedges between people,” the Iowa Republican said at the South Carolina Freedom Summit in Greenville, Bloomberg reported. “And he perceives a difference on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation — wedge after wedge after wedge.”

“I didn’t really imagine they were going to drive a wedge between the law and lawbreakers,” Mr. King said. “It is instinctive on the part of the president. That’s a level that I have not seen before.”

Asked directly if he blamed the president for the riots that erupted in Baltimore last month after Freddie Gray’s death, Mr. King hesitated for a few seconds before saying “yes,” Bloomberg reported.

“The culture has created that because they drove that culture in Ferguson and it multiplied itself in Baltimore and across the country,” he said.

He argued that a “different president” could “heal us together” by going on television and saying, “Listen, God created all of us, and we cannot discriminate against people based upon the distinction that he’s given each of us,” Bloomberg reported.


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