Steve King: Joe Barton Was ‘Spot-On’ When He Called BP Fund A ‘Shakedown’ (AUDIO) | Talking Points Memo

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) defended Joe Barton’s comments on the $20 billion BP Gulf spill fund today, saying he thinks Barton was “spot-on” when he called it “a shakedown.”On Laura Ingraham’s show, King defended Barton’s (R-TX) comment that the fund created by the Obama Administration to force BP to pay for damages caused by the Gulf oil spill is “a $20 billion shakedown.”

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