REPORT: GOP lawmakers and journalists slam Steve King’s ’embrace of racism’ over his quotes in NY Times story

JANUARY 10, 2019

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Rep. Justin Amash (Mich.) on Thursday condemned fellow Republican Rep. Steve King (Iowa) for comments questioning why terms like “white nationalist” and “white supremacist” were offensive, calling them “an embrace of racism.”

“This is an embrace of racism, and it has no place in Congress or anywhere,” Amash tweeted shortly after King’s comments surfaced.

The report continued with the following:

“White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?” King asked in an interview with The New York Times published Thursday. “Why did I sit in classes teaching me about the merits of our history and our civilization?”

The comments were made in a report on King’s hard-line views on immigration.

The statement prompted backlash from a number of journalists, commentators and lawmakers.

Patrick Healy of the New York Times posted a long thread of comments on Twitter regarding the exclusive story and interview they did with King.

“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,” Healy wrote.

In addition to their article, The New York Times also released the following video condemning King for his views on immigration.

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1 Comment

  1. Cab January 10th, 2019 at 4:08 pm

    He has a point!

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