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Rep. Steve King fires back at Gillibrand: Odds of my resigning are the same as yours of winning presidential nomination

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The congressman came out swinging

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Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) sent a blistering come-back after Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) called for his resignation via Twitter, telling Gillibrand that the odds of him stepping down from office were as nil as her chance of winning the presidential nomination.

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Gillibrand joined several other lawmakers Wednesday in saying King should leave his congressional seat, after he told an audience earlier in the week, "What if we went back through all the family trees and just pulled anyone who was a product of rape or incest? Would there be any population of the world left if we did that?"

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