Republican representative Steve King pulled off his gloves during a local radio show, criticizing Sasha and Malia Obama’s spring break trip to the Bahamas.
“You’re on point and on the mark all the way through,” King told a caller named Carla after she said she found the Obama girls’ vacation “really hard to stomach” and “not acceptable.”
“He needs to show some austerity himself,” King said of President Barack Obama. He also reminded listeners that the president “sent the daughters to spring break in Mexico a year ago. That was at our expense, too.”
King’s commentary highlights a consistent effort by Republicans and conservatives to shed a spotlight on the Obama’s seemingly luxurious lifestyle amid America’s still recovering economy.