On Tuesday, September 29, 2020 U.S. Rep. Steve King of Iowa voted against a resolution that supports the peaceful transfer of power following the presidential election of 2020. He stated that he voted against the resolution because he believes it was specifically targeted against President Trump.
“Reaffirming the House of Representatives’ commitment to the orderly and peaceful transfer of power called for in the Constitution of the United States, and for other purposes” resolution passed the chamber with only five votes against it. Last week the Senate passed a similar resolution unanimously.
On his twitter account, King stated that the Senate and House rushed the passage of this resolution that he believes targets President Trump. He also added that there were only five who keep standing on the side of the President and called Biden, Antifa, and BLM threats to the Republic.
King’s congressional office did not make any comments yet.
Last week, when asked if he would commit to a peaceful transfer of power, President Trump did not give an affirmative answer.
Steve King is a Republican from Kiron representing Iowa’s 4th Congressional District. He is in his ninth and last term. He only has a few months left in congress. He is not on Iowa’s ballots this year as he lost the Republican primary to state Senator Randy Feenstra who will face democrat J.D. Scholten for the opportunity to represent Iowa’s 4th Congressional District.