Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, is as soon as once more in scorching water together with his personal occasion for what are broadly being condemned as racist remarks he made throughout an interview with the New York Occasions.
King was quoted within the newspaper as saying: “White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language grow to be offensive?”
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Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, the third-ranking Home Republican, tweeted that King’s remarks are “abhorrent and racist and should not have any place in our nationwide discourse.”
And fellow Republican Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan mentioned: “That is an embrace of racism, and it has no place in Congress or wherever.”
King later tweeted that he regards white nationalism and white supremacy as “evil,” however this isn’t the primary time the Iowa lawmaker has seemingly expressed sympathy with white supremacists.
In November, King drew a powerful rebuke from the chairman of the Nationwide Republican Congressional Committee after making a string of feedback and retweets referring to white nationalists and supremacists.
King had publicly endorsed a white nationalist candidate for mayor in Toronto. The candidate, Religion Goldy, has promoted books espousing anti-Semitic concepts and defending the white supremacist “14 phrases” slogan, in response to the Toronto Star.
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King additionally has drawn criticism for posts on Twitter, equivalent to in 2017 when he wrote that “tradition and demographics are our future” and mentioned we “cannot restore our civilization with anyone else’s infants.”
And in September, King got here below renewed scrutiny after touring to Austria and giving an interview through which he mentioned, “If we do not defend Western Civilization, then we are going to grow to be subjugated by the people who find themselves the enemies of religion, the enemies of justice.”
The Related Press contributed to this report.