Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) has a confederate flag on his desk. In this interview he’s asked about it, and he displays massive historical ignorance in spouting so many untruths about the Civil War [such as claiming “only a small part was about slavery”] that, if his claims about them are true, his ancestors are rolling in their graves. This answer is one hot mess of uninformed opinion, ignorance, and sheer lunacy. His “history” is undoubtedly a result of his political opinions. As long as it justifies his political opinions, it apparently doesn’t matter to him if what he spouts is true or not. He claims his family “carried the blood of Abraham Lincoln in their veins and that’s been passed onto me.” This guy is a lunatic. He should also learn to use “digress” properly.
Never trust a politician on history.
Representative King does not disappoint. He shows why he has a confederate flag in his office: he’s a racist.