Appearing on the inaugural Breitbart News Saturday show on the two-year anniversary of the tragic passing of Andrew Breitbart, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) paid tribute to his late friend and said that Breitbart’s “presence exists in many of the things we do every day.”
King said “Breitbart’s team has grown and gotten stronger,” and Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon told King that Andrew Breitbart “loved fighters, and he saw you as a fighter, a decent man… a guy who represents the little guy.”
“We look to Breitbart to lead us in the conservative movement and to put the conservative voice out there across every medium that says Breitbart on it,” King said.
King said that “everything [Breitbart] did was about individual rights and Constitutional rights,” and it bothered him when people unjustifiably called him a racist, especially because nobody did more to bring minorities into the conservative movement.
“He was the furthest thing from it,” King said, noting that “Andrew took a beating from the left.”
King said he loved the way Breitbart pushed back against the attacks and said he stood for “all the things that make America great.”
“I think about him almost every day,” King said. “I’ll never forget that sparkle in his eye when he went into the arena.”
He said Breitbart’s talent was inspiring and identifying great people and putting them in places where they are “far more effective today.”
King said that he and Breitbart particularly bonded because they believed the institutional left was dedicated to deconstructing everything that made American exceptional and breaking down “the values that made America great.
Breitbart News Saturday, airing from 10 AM to 1 PM EST on Sirius XM Patriot channel 125, debuted on the two-year anniversary of the tragic passing of Andrew Breitbart.