"110 deaths is not alarming to me."

— Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), explaining his opposition to rules intended to prevent sexual abuse and improve conditions at ICE immigrant detention centers.

By contrast, here’s King explaining what he likes to say to elementary school children:

The first question is do you believe that human life is sacred in all of its forms. Is the person sitting to your left and to your right and everyone in this room, is their life sacred?” And they’ll nod their heads.  And then I’ll say: “Do you believe your life is sacred?” And they’ll nod their heads. And we have a universal agreement that the lives of the people in that auditorium are sacred in all their forms.