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GOP Denounces Steve King While Rallying Around Donald Trump

Leading observers are pointing out that the growing Republican denunciation of Rep. Steve King (R-IA) is both overdue and hypocritical. As the Washington Post’s Greg Sargent puts it: …Republicans are all in with Trump’s government shutdown. And that shutdown is a last-ditch stand to realize the crowning symbol of the policy agenda of Steve King. … Continue reading »

At Long Last, Are Republicans Fed Up With Steve King’s Racism — and What Took Them So Long?

New year, same old Steve King. America’s most racist Congressman made headlines yesterday by asking in a New York Times interview when racism became unacceptable: “White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?” King said. “Why did I sit in classes teaching me about the merits of our history and … Continue reading »

Steve King, the White Nationalist Ted Cruz Can’t Let Go

“Congressman Steve King’s recent comments, actions, and retweets are completely inappropriate. We must stand up against white supremacy and hate in all forms, and I strongly condemn this behavior” wrote top House Republican Rep. Steve Stivers from Ohio this week in a tweet. Stivers is the chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), which … Continue reading »

ICYMI: As Many Supporters Abandon White Nationalist Steve King, Sen. Ted Cruz Rides In To Offer King His Unqualified Support

Cruz called King to offer support after criticism that he runs with racists and Neo-Nazis AUSTIN, TX – Steve King (R-IA), an unabashed white nationalist and anti-immigrant congressman, has now lost national GOP support and corporate sponsors. His race has become much more competitive with only days to go until the election. Republicans have distanced … Continue reading »

John Kelly and Steve King: Kelly Says “Shut Up” While King Drinks Up

Is this the kind of “support” for “the men and women on the front lines” that appeals to Kelly? Yesterday, DHS Secretary John Kelly lashed out, saying that critics of the Trump Administration’s mass deportation policies should “shut up and support the men and women on the front lines.” Then, news broke yesterday afternoon that DHS had deported Juan Manuel — … Continue reading »

White Nationalist Bookclub? Steve King Recommends Reading Steve Bannon’s Favorite Racist Novel

Yesterday, Steve King continued to demonstrate his overtly white nationalist worldview and offered reminders why Republicans’ refusal to disavow King is a stain on the party of Lincoln. Steve King advocates for shockingly racist novel On a conservative radio show yesterday, Rep. King laid out a zero-sum game view of race and America, noting that … Continue reading »

NYT Editorial: Into the Void, With Steve King

Originally posted at the New York Times Many Americans have been marveling at the bald racism of Steve King, Republican member of Congress from Iowa’s Fourth District, who said this over the weekend on Twitter: “Wilders understands that culture and demographics are our destiny. We can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies.” He was … Continue reading »

Backbone on Steve King’s Racism: Lost in Congress, Found in Iowa

GOP Mostly Silent, While Iowa’s Largest Newspaper Calls for Republicans to Oppose His Re-Election Despite Steve King’s openly white nationalist comments, the vast majority of Republicans are content to ignore King’s comments or issue mealy-mouthed statements that show no backbone (looking at you, Speaker Ryan.) In an interview with Fox News, Speaker Ryan stated: “I’d like … Continue reading »

A Primer on Steve King’s Latest Comment of the Week: “We Can’t Restore Our Civilization With Somebody Else’s Babies”

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) is at it again and in the news for incredibly racist remarks, this time saying that non-white Americans are all basically “someone else’s babies”. We in the immigration reform movement are well acquainted with Steve King and his antics, so here are some quick links on what you might need to know … Continue reading »

Steve King Gives Voice to the White Nationalist Worldview at Heart of Trump’s Immigration Policy Agenda

White nationalism and anti-immigrant sentiments have a long and sordid history in America. But the election of Donald Trump and Trump’s immigration policy agenda has breathed new life into these movements, giving nativists newfound access and simpatico allies in the White House, and providing new cover for openly racist actions and comments – both from … Continue reading »