Yesterday, in an effort to reach out to suburban moms, presidential candidate Donald Trump unveiled a series of measures to help shore up his flagging numbers among this critical demographic.
Among them, a six-week paid maternity leave and a child care tax credit for up to four children.
The proposals came under fire almost immediately from both the Left and the Right because, among other criticisms, Trump is willing to savage the unemployment insurance benefits program, fails to address how he’ll pay for his proposals and believes only women should be deserving of family leave, a sexist and antiquated idea many argue.
But one congressman, Rep. Steve King (R-IA), is apparently attacking the idea because, far from being a sexist and economic boondoggle, the measure would have to include gay families. “I want to respect all people, but I want to promote the natural family, Chris, and I think that’s the most wholesome thing we can do,” King said. “The natural family is a man and a woman joined together in — hopefully — holy matrimony, blessed by God with children.”
Chris Cuomo, who was interviewing King on CNN, pressed his hand by reminding King that social scientists have largely concluded that children raised in households with two same-sex parents are no more or no less likely to grow up with any sort of psychological baggage.
King’s response? Scientist are wrong about all sorts of things like climate change.
“I want to respect all human persons who are all gifts from God,” he said. “But I want to encourage the natural family. That’s the best and most wholesome way to raise a child and that’s been the case throughout thousands of years of human history and we need to go with what works.”
Like burning fossil fuel?
Watch the interview below:
h/t: The Raw Story