Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Steve King defends Joe Barton, reiterates his comments on race
The intra-party GOP civil war continues to heat up as Republican firebrand Steve King weighs in on the side of Joe Barton. King is just the latest conservative to line up in favor of Barton's apology to BP and the idea that BP is being treated unfairly in being forced to pay for the damages it has caused.
The Republican Leadership in Congress has condemned Barton for his apology and may yank him from his committee over the remarks. It remains to be seen which side will win in this Republican civil war, but one way or another it seems like the GOP heads into this November's mid-terms as a party divided against itself.