GOP Rep. Steve King: I don't know how 'white supremacist' became offensive term
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A nine-term Republican congressman and close ally of Donald Trump known for making racially provocative statements said in an interview published Thursday that he did not understand why the phrases “white nationalist” and “white supremacist” had “become offensive”.
Congressman Steve King, who has represented his rural Iowa district in Washington since 2003, made the remarks in an interview with the New York Times.
“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 our civilization?”
In the same interview, King expressed a sense of racial alienation at the swearing-in of the new Democratic majority in the House of Representatives, which includes a record number of women and people of color, as well as the first Muslim American and Native American women elected to Congress.
We've known this about Steve King for a long time, but nice to have a reminder that an open white supremacist is chilling in the Congressional Republican Caucus
It became offensive when the Nazi's lost WW2
Any supremacist movement is shorthand for "part of demographic who want more than they're owed and they're so aware of that fact, that they just call their race as reason enough instead of working towards any other reason"
Considering conservative rhetoric has always had "NO HANDOUTS HISSSSS" as a bulletin point, you should think white supremacists are entitled babies who should work more and whine less. Oh wait, Republicans are hypocrites so it's okay.
He's already getting two primary challengers for 2020
Victim complex self-superior cunts, all of them.
Probably around the time we started taking "all men are created equal" seriously. The idea that one group of people are innately superior to others due to their ancestry is now inherently offensive in western culture, the same way we consider the idea of a divinely-appointed absolute monarch to be just completely wrong, and if anyone were seriously advocating it, we would consider it offensive instead of just quaintly archaic.
the niggers should just do what we say and stay out of the polls, no offense
Excuse me that's sexist.
Seriously King, fuck off. Over 400,000 Americans gave their lives specifically to protect this country from people like you, that's more than twice as many people as there are traitors who voted for you.
Jeb saying what no one else will say
Funny that the generation closest to the Klan and the end of WW2, and the civil right's movement are seemingly the ones throwing up their hands and asking since when was white supremacy wrong.
These are the people that were on the losing side of all of that, who got into politics as revenge. It's just that there were enough people giving them the benefit of the doubt, or otherwise directly supporting them, that there weren't enough people to stop them from getting elected in the first place.
The modern GOP first started forming when the conservatives abandoned the Democrats during the Civil Rights Movement, with the worst of them joining GOP and the rest following in the next two decades. The Republican Party is 100% Dixiecrat 2.0, and are now at the point that they have members making lynching jokes and being unashamed about their racism.
imo this is worse than saying impeach the motherfucker
McConnell has rebuked King, saying he should 'find another line of work'
when bubble neck tells you've gone too far, you're a special type of fucked.
McConnell said there is “no place in the Republican Party, the Congress or the country for an ideology of racial supremacy of any kind.”
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