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5 best quotes from Steve King’s rambling floor speech

In a rambling speech on the House floor, Rep. Steve King invoked Jesus, the Greeks and the entire history of Western civilization, as part of a continued defense of his comment that some DREAMers are drug smugglers with ”calves the size of cantaloupes."

Here are the highlights from his bizarre history lesson:

On criticism of his remarks:

No nation like the United States of America can continue to grow and be a strong nation if we are going to judge people because they disagree with our agenda rather than the content of their statements. We have to be critical thinkers. We have to be analytical. We should understand facts from emotion.

On Moses, Greeks and Romans:

My point is, as civilization is progressing, Mosaic law came down from the mountain, was handed to civilization, it emerged through the Greek civilization as the Greeks were developing their Age of Reason. And we're talking about the foundation of Western Civilization, and almost concurrently with that, Roman law was emerging as well."

On Jesus facing his accusers:

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