Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) spoke out against the Internal Revenue Service on Saturday, telling attendees of the Family Leadership Summit to "just go ahead and defy the IRS."
"When we lean across our backyard fence, or when you step up to the pulpit or when you sit in the pew, when you profess the things that we believe in, and you're a 501(c)3 and you're afraid of the IRS, just go ahead and defy the IRS on that," King said, according to the Des Moines Register. "I'll stand there with you. If we can’t preach the word in America, where can we preach it."
King received a warm reception at the Family Leadership Summit, organized by the nonprofit religious organization the Family Leader. Other speakers at the event included former GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum and real estate mogul Donald Trump.