Representative Steve King Facing Tough Re-election because of White Nationalist ties

On Tuesday, Representative Steve Stivers, the National Republican Congressional Committee chairman, became the latest person to drop their support for Steve King, a Republican running re-election in Iowa’s 4th district, who has neo-Nazi ties and consistently makes explicitly racist statements. Representative Stivers tweeted out a statement denouncing King for his “recent comments, actions, and retweets,” calling them “completely inappropriate.” This denouncement comes in the wake of corporations swiftly dropping their support for Representative King, including Land O’ Lakes, Purina, and the technology corporation Intel. During his time in office, Steve King has defended the Confederate flag and displayed one on his desk, promoted white nationalist politicians globally, and has claimed Claimed that Latinos have “calves the size of cantaloupes because they’re hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert.” In the past month alone, Representative King has publicly supported two white nationalist candidates in the United States; said women should not serve in the Marine Corps; and announced that he has been the leader and author of legislation banning birthright citizenship since 2011. He also tweeted this month “America gave Roe (Norma McCorvey of Roe v. Wade) the right to be believed—that she was gang raped. 60 million babies died […]

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