Iowa GOP nominee Rick Berg says he doesn’t “understand” the comments made by an anti-abortion activist on a recent radio program.
The conservative talk radio host and former state GOP chair made the remarks at the end of an interview with WKOW-AM’s Mike Pesca, in which Berg said that the term “f*cking your job” was used against abortion rights advocates.
Berg said that “it’s not a f*cking insult.”
“It’s not an insult.
It’s an insult to women who have been victimized by the government,” Berg said.
“We need to say what we want, but we don’t have the right to do that.”
Berg did not specify what he meant by the “fucking your job.”WKOW’s Pescan called the remark “offensive” and said Berg was trying to use “race baiting to draw attention to the issues.”
Pesca said Berg had been “overly cautious” in his language.
“It was not meant as a threat.
It was meant as an invitation for him to come in here and say, ‘Hey, you know what?
We’re going to use this to get people’s attention,'” Pescab said.
The radio host said that Berg’s comments were “not the first time someone’s made that sort of comments” in Iowa.
He said that he thought Berg was “very respectful” of people’s opinions, but that he did not agree with Berg’s “inherent racism.”
“I think the most important thing here is that we are all in this together.
We are all the victims of discrimination.
I think there’s a reason that we’re all here,” Pescar said.
Burgess also said that some women in his state have had abortions and said he “wouldn’t be shocked” if he were one of them.
“You know, if you had a choice between getting an abortion or not getting an unborn child, you would choose not to get an abortion,” he said.
Pescab noted that some Republicans, including former Iowa Gov.
Terry Branstad, have spoken out against Berg, saying that he had a history of “failing” to condemn the “dishonest” remarks made by Berg.