Iowa's Rep. Steve King (R) chatted with Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association's "Focal Point" this morning. Fischer characterized King as a leader on fiscal and social conservative issues.
King has a reputation for pushing for Christian nationalism, appearing alongside luminaries from the religious right such as Bryan Fischer, Janet Porter, Phyllis Schlafly, Tim Wildmon and Wendy Wright in Christian propaganda films like "The Agenda" where they argue that America is turning into a socialist state because of Charles Darwin and God being removed from government. He declared in December that a human life begins at the instant of conception because Jesus was created at the instant of conception.
King promised Fischer that there would be a "budget showdown" beween Republicans and Sen. Harry Reid, who he called the "president's surrogate" and President Obama. He and Rep. Mike Pence believe that it is time to pick a fight.
Along with Michelle Bachmann, King will vote against any budget that includes any funding for "Obamacare," which he says stealthily authorized $105 billion in automatic appropriations. Fischer characterized these authorizations as being "snuck in" and that no one in Congress had even known they were in the legislation when they voted for health care reform.
King thinks that Pence's work on shutting down funding of Planned Parenthood is great, characterizing Planned Parenthood as being exclusively in the business of providing abortions. He said he will not vote on a budget that does not defund Planned Parenthood. The congressman admitted to his host, however, that he will go along with whatever Mike Pence says, should Pence decide to compromise.
King characterized the budget vote as being dependent upon a "critical mass of conscientious objectors" who oppose the health care legislation and other issues, like Planned Parenthood.
It's the Democrats who want to shut down government, King alleged, saying that Democrats think they will win a compromise if government shuts down.
The Iowa congressman told Fischer that he will vote against any debt ceiling if "Obamacare" and Planned Parenthood are funded and that he thinks America will stand with him.