06 Apr '12, 2pm

Congressman brags about forcing vegetarians to ‘confess’

Nobody expects the Carnivore Inquisition. Their chief weapons are surprise, fear, misuse of House testimony, and being a giant jackass named Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa). King bragged at a recent town hall meeting that he’d grilled witnesses before the House Agriculture Committee on their dietary habits, forcing them to “confess” that they were vegetarians . King: I’m here to tell you I’m a committed carnivore. I like meat. I sit on the Ag Committee and we had a hearing before the Ag Committee when we invited in the president of the Humane Society of the United States, HSUS, President Wayne Pacelle. And we had one or two other witnesses from the anti-meat crowd or anti-animal husbandry crowd. PETA was there and one other animal activist group. So we just asked them, under oath, “are you a vegetarian?” And they confessed they were vegetarians, all of them. Well there they are w...

Full article: http://grist.org/list/congressman-brags-about-forcing-veg...

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