As promised, Rep. Steve King left a seat empty for all the unborn who never will be born. As the SOTU was about the begin, he walked out of the Chamber.
“When the president announced that he would have an empty seat up by the First Lady for those who are victims of gun violence, who no longer have a voice, and I thought of the millions and millions of unborn babies — on his first day in office he issued an executive order that accelerated abortions worldwide,” King told TheBlaze moments after stepping out of the House of Representatives chamber.
Earlier in the day, he said he would leave a seat open to represent millions of “aborted babies.”
The message he sent will resonate more sincerely with Americans who have become accustomed to Obama’s ploys and props at every event.
“I have reserved it to commemorate the lives of more than 55 million aborted babies, ‘the chorus of voices that have never been heard in this world but are heard beautifully and clearly in the next world,’” King said in a statement, the Hill reported.
Obama must have been imitating Clint Eastwood’s empty chair speech during the 2012 Republican National Convention. The empty chair president announced last week that he would leave one of his guest seats empty to honor victims of gun violence.
Ted Cruz chose to remain on the campaign trail.
Justices Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito did not attend. Justice Scalia hasn’t attended 19 times because it has become a “childish spectacle” and Justice Thomas has said “it has become so partisan and it’s very uncomfortable for a judge to sit there.”
King chose to spend the time in the Capitol chapel praying for God “to raise up a leader whom he will use to restore the soul of America,” King said, according to the Hill.