Rep. Axne says King’s latest controversy is “inappropriate”


INDIANOLA – It’s a four-second video that’s getting a lot of attention online, and now some members of Congress are responding to Rep. Steve King.

On Wednesday, King tweeted a video of him drinking water out of water fountain on the back of a toilet at an immigrant detention facility, saying the water is “actually pretty good,” according to one reporting. It was in response to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s comments that the facilities on the southern border are filthy, with immigrants drinking out of toilets.

After a meeting with constituents on Thursday, Local 5 asked Rep. Cindy Axne (D-Iowa) about her reaction to King’s latest comments.

“I’m at a loss as to what to say about Representative King. Most of what he says is inappropriate and I think we have better things to be discussing than what King is doing,” said Axne. “But basically, saying he drank out of a toilet and it’s ok for people to do that is unacceptable.”

King said the toilet claims are overblown.

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