i. Slaves helped build much of the Capitol.
ii. The House of Representatives introduces a bill establishing a marker acknowledging the contribution of slaves in the building of the Capitol be placed in Emancipation Hall.
iii. The bill passes. 399 for. One against.
iv. That one? Rep Steve King (R-IA).
v. Steve King's excuse? "Last night I opposed yet another bill to erect another monument to slavery because it was used as a bargaining chip to allow for the actual depiction of 'In God We Trust' in the CVC. The Architect of the Capitol and liberal activists opposed every reference to America's Christian heritage, even to the extent of scrubbing 'In God We Trust' from the depiction of the actual Speaker's chair in the U.S. House of Representatives." blah blah blah "yet another effort to place guilt on future Americans for the sins of some of their ancestors" blah blah "Judeo-Cristian heritage" blah blah.
vi. The uncomplicated, straightforward, four page, large font, double-spaced bill does not mention the phrase "In God We Trust" in any capacity, nor does it suggest the marker in question be anything other than an acknowledgment of the contributions of slaves.
vii. What the fuck is Steve King talking about?