Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, says he has “better insight” into Jesus Christ’s suffering after “all that I’ve been through.”

"For all that I've been through — and it seems even strange for me to say it — but I am at a certain peace, and it is because of a lot of prayers for me," King said at a town hall event in Cherokee, Iowa on Tuesday.

"And, when I have to step down to the floor of the House of Representatives, and look up at those 400-and-some accusers, you know we just passed through Easter and Christ's passion, and I have better insight into what He went through for us partly because of that experience," King said, according to CNN.

Christians call Christ’s passion the period of time leading up to Jesus’ crucifixion where he was arrested, put before trial, and tortured. Christians remember these events on Good Friday, before they celebrate Jesus’ resurrection on Easter Sunday.

King's comments come after being the subject of multiple controversies. House Republicans even voted to remove him from his committee assignments in January after King questioned when terms like “white nationalist” became offensive.

Although King faced backlash from members of his own party for the remarks, King defended himself, saying he was only questioning when Western civilization became controversial, not “any previously stated evil ideology.”