Marjorie’s Media Pick of the Week: Sen. Cruz and Rep. King Leave Seats for the Unborn

From left: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Rep. Steve King (R-IA)

At tonight’s State of the Union there will be at least two chairs left empty to draw attention to the damage that nearly 43 years of abortion on-demand has inflicted on our nation. Sen. Ted Cruz and Rep. Steve King will leave their seats open in remembrance of the millions of lives lost to abortion since Roe v. Wade.

In announcing that he will leave his seat empty, Rep. King told The Hill that, instead of listening to the President’s speech, he will be just off the Rotunda praying in the Members’ chapel “for God to raise up a leader whom he will use to restore the Soul of America.”

The entire pro-life movement will stand with them in solidarity tonight.

Every child lost to abortion is a unique individual, endowed by his or her Creator with a specific purpose and mission, a contribution to make to their family, their community, the world. Our nation suffers in a specific way for the loss of each child. We will be a stronger nation on the day we elect a president who resolves to end this sorrow.

Marjorie Dannenfelser is the president of the Susan B. Anthony List, a national pro-life organization dedicated to electing leaders and advancing legislation to reduce and ultimately end abortion. Continue Reading

Steve King Endorses Ted Cruz — Will Vander Plaats Be Next?

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) (photo credit: Gage Skidmore)

From Politico:

Iowa Rep. Steve King on Monday endorsed Ted Cruz, a coup for the Texas senator who is seeking to gain ground with the first-in-the-nation caucus state’s conservative activists, with whom King is deeply influential.

He made the announcement at a press conference in Iowa and in a video released on Twitter.

King, an immigration hardliner who did not endorse in 2012, has been heavily courted this cycle by candidates vying to consolidate the conservative base. Recently, for example, he embarked on a pheasant hunt, an annual tradition, with candidates including Cruz, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum.

But he has long been thought to favor Cruz. His son is involved in a super PAC that backs the senator, and the two have appeared together frequently at events in Iowa.

The next big question is: Who will The FAMiLY Leader endorse?

Terry Schilling is executive director of the American Principles Project.

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