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Steve King Skips SOTU: 'I Cannot Abide ... Being Lectured One More Time'

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"I cannot abide sitting in there and being lectured one more time," King said.

Instead, King spoke to the assembled press, saying he planned to visit the members' chapel where he would pray for babies who were never born because of abortion, for the "restoration of our Constitution," and "that God will raise up a leader" for the White House in 2016.