FNC: In an interview presented tonight on FOX News Channel's 'Special Report' with Bret Baier, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) reacted to Rep. Steve King’s (R-IA) recent comment about rape and incest saying, “I have a great deal of problems with that.”
BRET BAIER, FOX NEWS: The southern border issue, Democrats are expressing concern about eminent domain, saying we’re troubled by the lack of transparency, particularly concerned that given landowners whose property was seized during prior border barrier construction efforts have told Congress they did not receive just compensation for their land. They’d like to know what’s happening this time with the efforts to build a border wall.
REP. KEVIN MCCARTHY, HOUSE MINORITY LEADER: They can say (ph) all they want, but the Democrats aren’t concerned about that. They’re more concerned about having open borders. I’ve never understood a situation where you see a crisis -- even “The New York Times” has written an editorial, not once but twice, about the crisis along our southern border. But has there been any hearings in Judiciary about this? Has there been any action? And now that the Democrats are concerned about eminent domain, our private property -- I think that’s far, far from it because I haven’t seen them care about that before. All they are more concerned about is having an open border system, which is not -- we want to have a legal immigration system. And we want one that actually works.
BAIER: Last thing, your colleague Representative Steve King was talking to a conservative club Wednesday. And he said that humanity might not exist at all if not for rape and incest throughout human history. If you pulled out a product of rape or incest, would there be any population of the world left if we did that?You have any problem with that construction?
MCCARTHY: I have a great deal of problems with that. This isn’t the first time I’ve had concerns of what Steve King has said. Earlier in this Congress, there are things that Steve King said that I do not believe the party of Lincoln would stand for. And as a -- as a United Conference, we actually removed Steve King from his committees inside Congress, and I think this just continues to show why that action was taken.