GOP Rep. Steve King (R-IA) on Sunday criticized the Republican-led House for a tweet he posted after President Donald Trump threatened to bomb Iran over its nuclear program.
The Kentucky Republican’s comments were in response to Trump’s tweet Monday morning, in which the president said that if Iran didn’t dismantle its nuclear facilities by the end of the month, “I will bomb their nukes.”
“I’m not going to let a few words, or a few tweets, or some tweets get in the way of doing what needs to be done, which is the nuclear negotiations with Iran,” King told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
“We have to make the nuclear agreement, we have to get Iran out of their nuclear program,” he continued.
“And we have got to be ready to bomb the nukes if they don’t stop their nuclear activities.
We have got nothing to lose but our very lives.
That’s the way I see it.”
King, who is also the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on International Trade, is known for making provocative statements on social media, particularly when it comes to national security.
In May, he called for President Barack Obama to be assassinated on Twitter after the White House claimed the president did not act in accordance with his constitutional duties.
Last month, he said he was “not surprised” that the FBI has opened a criminal investigation into his campaign for the GOP’s 2018 election, saying he had “no doubt” the investigation was “rigged.”