Steve King, Hurling Insults at Immigrants, Is Rebuked by His Own Party. (The New York Times, 3/13/2017)
Mr. King, 67, represents the most conservative corner of Iowa, and has long held policy positions rooted in deeply conservative beliefs, especially concerning immigration, which he once deemed a “slow-motion Holocaust.”
He has often said he was made aware of illegal immigration as a small child by his father, the onetime mayor of a small Iowa town who taught him to take a hard line.
Unequivocally!. On Monday, confronted about his tweet, he told CNN, “I meant exactly what I said,” adding that he would “like to see an America that’s just so homogeneous that we look a lot the same, from that.”
Early on in the cycle, King set himself up to be a player in the caucuses, hosting a January cattle call that informally kicked off the state’s Republican race. The Iowa Freedom Summit, as it was called, made headlines, shooting Scott Walker to the top of the state’s polls and the national conversation.
And what Presidential candidates, announced or still coy, and other GOP biggies responded to this cattle call, lumbering to the podium in January 2015?
- Marsha Blackburn
- John Bolton
- Terry Branstad
- Ben Carson
- Chris Christie
- Kellyanne Conway
- Ted Cruz
- Jim DeMint
- Joni Ernst
- Carly Fiorina
- Mike Huckabee
- Newt Gingrich
- Mike Lee
- Sarah Palin
- Rick Perry
- Rick Santorum
- Donald Trump
- Scott Walker
Key point to keep in mind: Rep. King has a long history of uttering racist, nationalist remarks. In other words, the above list of 18 knew all about the company they were keeping.
Original 11/21/2015 post, "The company Ted Cruz keeps: Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa)", starts here.
Limited if you been living with a bag over your head and plugs in your ears.
In real life, an endorsement from Steve King should be the kiss of death.
Photo source: U.S. Congress
Text source: Iowa Watchdog
Best not to expect apologies from this guy.
Text source: Huffington Post