Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Why This Congressman Is Leaving an Empty Seat at the State of the Union Address Tonight — in Addition to His Own

By Kate Scanlon

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) has announced that he will leave an empty seat during tonight’s State of the Union address in honor of the estimated “55 million unborn, aborted babies” since Roe v. Wade legalized abortion in 1973.

King’s decision to leave an empty seat in acknowledgment of the unborn comes after the White House’s announcement that the president would leave an empty seat at the State of the Union address to honor victims of gun violence.

“There will be another empty seat in the gallery during Obama’s last State of the Union address,” King said in a statement. “I have reserved it to commemorate the lives of more than 55 million aborted babies, ‘the chorus of voices that have never been heard in this world but are heard beautifully and clearly in the next world.’ My seat on the floor of Congress will also be empty. I will be in the Member’s chapel praying for God to raise up a leader whom he will use to restore the Soul of America.”

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