Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, who has faced strong criticism for an offensive remark about white supremacy, says he can relate to the suffering of Jesus Christ, The Des Moines Register is reporting.
King made his comments at a town hall in Cherokee, Iowa, on Tuesday.
"When I have to step down to the floor of the House of Representative and look up at those 400-and-some accusers — you know we just passed through Easter and Christ's passion — and I have better insight into what He went through for us, partly because of that experience," he said.
"For all that I've been through, and it seems even strange for me to say it, but I am at a certain peace, and it is been because of a lot of prayers for me."
King was stripped of his committee assignments earlier this year. The action came after he told The New York Times: "White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?"
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