Sitting congressman wants to know how “white supremacist” became an offensive term
“White nationalist, white supremacist ... how did that language become offensive?” Rep. Steven King asks. Real question is how voters from Iowa’s 4th ever elected this bigot, why Rep House members don't condemn him, why Congress doesn’t censure him.
We just published a story looking at Congressman Steve King and his influence on Trump and the border wall debate. King is a sitting member of Congress who has used racist language and been denounced as a white supremacist by his own party.
Rep. Steve King to the New York Times: “White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?”
‘You could look over there and think the Democratic Party is no country for white men,’ King said of House swearing-in day last week.
Remember how when House Republicans realized they were likely to get wiped out in the election, they spent a day pretending to believe Steve King's racism was unacceptable, then the election happened and they stopped pretending?
Rep. Steve King (Racist - IA): “White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?" What sane, thoughtful conservative would choose to remain in a party home to such an unapologetic bigot?
President Trump's preoccupation with anti-immigrant politics reflects how he has embraced the views of Rep. Steve King, who has used racist language in the past and promotes neo-Nazis on Twitter
Story updated with Rep. King's statement in response to being quoted, “White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?” He does not deny saying the quote.
Read the original NYT coverage last week that led to GOP House leaders stripping Rep. Steve King of all committee assignments, and everyone from Romney to McConnell calling for him to resign.
Steve King isn't saying the quiet part out loud so much as shouting it off rooftops. And that last question actually is a window into the shortcomings & massive blind spots in how U.S. history gets taught.
Before Trump, Steve King Set the Agenda for the Wall and Anti-Immigrant Politics via ⁦
“White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?” says U.S. Congressman Steve King of Iowa.
Rep. Steve King, who has been elected nine times, actually said this. On the record. “White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?”
‘I market tested your immigration policy for 14 years,’ 9-term congressman Steve King told Trump
Steve King is essentially a neo-Nazi Twitter troll, except that he holds elected office and political power over the rest of us.
In which sitting Congressman Steve King questions how the terms “white nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization” became offensive
Simply contemptible “White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?” Mr. King said.
Republican Rep. Steve King: “White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive? Why did I sit in classes teaching me about the merits of our history and our civilization?”
Among the many things that make people like Steve King so odious is that they make "Western Civilization" toxic by falsely tying it to White Nationalism
“White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?” - Rep. Steve King (R-IA)
Pro tip. If actual Nazi leaders define you as a white nationalist, because you enact each point of their policy agenda, then it does not matter what you wish people called you. This white nationalist sits in Congress, with vast power over immigration.
“White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?” Mr. King said. Woah. Before Trump, Steve King Set the Agenda for the Wall and Anti-Immigrant Politics
[Trump mentor Steve] King objected to the Affordable Care Act’s mandate to cover contraception. “That’s not constructive to our culture and our civilization....If we let our birthrate get down below the replacement rate, we’re a dying civilization.”'
“White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?” Mr. King said.
He’s been elected *nine* times already, somehow. Don’t send him back for a 10th
Still remarkable how the *point* of 's Steve King story -- that King won the war inside his party through his avatar, Trump -- has been lost in the "should he resign?" story