Democrat Introduces Bill Called The ‘Restrain Steve King From Legislating Act’

It appears one Democrat in the House of Representatives has had enough of Iowa Republican Congressman Steve King. Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) introduced the bill, mocking King’s anti-gay marriage proposal which was titled ‘Restrain the Judges on Marriage Act.’ Polis is openly gay, and in a statement said that King has perverted the Constitution with legislation aimed to block judges from doing their jobs:

“For too long, Steve King has overstepped his constitutionally nonexistent judicial authority. Mr. King has perverted the Constitution to create rights to things such as discrimination, bullying, and disparate treatment. These efforts to enshrine these appalling values as constitutional rights were not envisioned by the voters, or by King’s colleagues who must currently try to restrain his attempts to single-handedly rewrite the nation’s founding principles on a bill-by-bill basis.”

Knowing that the bill is indeed meant to be taken as satire, Polis hopes that his chide remark will strike a nerve with the Congressman from Iowa. The intent of the bill, more specifically, is to “preserve the right of millions of voters in all 50 states who would prefer that Steve King refrain from legislating a role for himself in their marriage decisions.”

King’s bill says, “No court created by an Act of Congress shall have any jurisdiction, and the Supreme Court shall have no appellate jurisdiction, to hear or decide any question pertaining to the interpretation of, or the validity under the Constitution of, any type of marriage.”

Polis’ statement didn’t stop there. He continued on, lambasting the GOP Congressman for his long past of making outrageously racist and inflammatory remarks:

“Wednesday’s announcement is the latest in a long string of offensive and inflammatory legislation and comments Steve King has authored. Earlier this year, citing a need to end the “anchor baby agenda,” King reintroduced (for the third time) legislation that would end birthright citizenship. He is also infamous for saying that undocumented immigrants had “calves the size of cantaloupes” because they were smuggling drugs.”

Needless to say, I like the idea. Sure, Steve King should and does have the right to his backwards thinking, but it’s still fun to see him be so publicly shamed and called out for being just another right-wing loon. Hopefully Polis will go after King’s bill’s first and so far only co-sponsor, Louie Gohmert (R-Texas). Now that would be fun.

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