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Iowa Dem’s respond to Steve King’s attempt to keep Harriet Tubman off $20 bill


This news story was published on June 22, 2016.
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DES MOINES – Last week, Rep. Steve King introduced an amendment that would have blocked Harriet Tubman from appearing on the $20 bill. The amendment failed to make it to the floor for debate, but it is just the latest example of King’s ineffectiveness as a Congressman.

In response to Rep. Steve King’s failed amendment, IDP Chair Andy McGuire issued the following statement:

“Rep. Steve King’s divisive rhetoric and political posturing is nothing new. Like most of his outrageous proposals, this amendment went nowhere, which is one of the reasons King has been named one of the least effective members of Congress.”

“For King, a Congressman who has based his entire career on hate speech and xenophobic policies, to accuse President Obama of dividing the country is the definition of hypocrisy. The truth is Rep. King is more interested in grabbing headlines than in improving the quality of life for Iowans in the 4th district.”

“Iowa Democrats stand firmly behind Kim Weaver, who unlike King, embodies the leadership and compassion that Iowans in the 4th district deserve.”

Steve King was quoted in Politico, saying “It’s not about Harriet Tubman, it’s about keeping the picture on the $20. Why would you want to change that? I am a conservative, I like to keep what we have.”

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20 Responses to Iowa Dem’s respond to Steve King’s attempt to keep Harriet Tubman off $20 bill

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    June 24, 2016 at 1:55 pm

    Hope they put obummer or clinton on the dollar bill – cheaper than ?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    June 24, 2016 at 7:13 am

    Tubman ? Why not crooked clinton ?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    June 24, 2016 at 7:11 am

    Tubman instead of an American patriot is obummers idea of mocking America and its heritage – He will be appearing on the new 3 dollar bill in lgbt colors. What a shame his administration has become.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    June 23, 2016 at 6:20 pm

    Steve King Iowa’s biggest embarrassment. Way to go.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      June 23, 2016 at 8:08 pm

      He’s the worlds biggest embarrassment!

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    Bodacious Reply Report comment

    June 23, 2016 at 5:15 pm

    It is an anomaly that Jackson is on the $20 in the first place. He was against the idea of a federally authorized bank and fought during his presidency to dismantle the Second Bank of the United States which was the main bank of the government at the time. He has probably been rolling in his grave ever since his picture was placed on the $20 bill. Tubman is a good choice. She is a woman who helped change this country for the better.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    June 23, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    US banknotes has always been reserved for former presidents and/or founding fathers. Harriet Tubman was neither and doesn’t fit the bill. What’s so controversial about that?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    June 23, 2016 at 9:02 am

    As much as I disagree with King, I have to agree with him this time. Why spend money on a un-needed change?

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      Nada Racist Reply Report comment

      June 23, 2016 at 5:48 pm

      The US government frequently spends money to update / change our paper currency to curb counterfeiters. Remember all of the uproar against updating them in the past? No, me neither. So why all of a sudden is it a big deal for Steve King? Curious isn’t it.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        June 23, 2016 at 5:59 pm

        It doesn’t work. You are still here and you are as phony as they come.

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          Nada Racist Reply Report comment

          June 24, 2016 at 2:57 pm

          OK LVS LOL

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            Anon

            June 24, 2016 at 5:52 pm

            Nada, I get a kick out of LVS too .

            The decrepit old hypocrite railed for years against anyone that posted under “Anonymous” & now he is doing it all the time.
            That and he now deletes any and all comments that call him out on his BS.

            Many people gain knowledge & wisdom as they age, but not LVS.
            He has actually managed to regress and that is pretty bad because he was a dumbass to begin with.

            LVS is the epitome of the cowardly, ignorant old coot with a big mouth and a tiny brain.

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            Anonymous

            June 25, 2016 at 11:22 am

            Aw look-the freeloading sponge is showing his lack of intelligence again. What a idiot. He comes up with the same old tired insults that no one including me cares about. He is so damn stupid he can’t say anything different. A baby raping asshole like him should be banned from posting on here. What a piece of crap he is but then, we must just consider the source.

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            Samuel

            June 25, 2016 at 1:49 pm

            Those weren’t insults about you LVS / Anonymous / Ass-Clown, they are just the facts about you.
            1. You are a coward
            2. You are ignorant
            3. You are an old coot
            4. You have a big mouth and a small brain.
            5. You are a dumbass
            6. You are a hypocrite

            But those “qualities” of yours are just the tip of the iceberg.
            You are also a compulsive liar and you make shit up about people.
            You make false comments about everything you know nothing about, which ironically is everything.
            You are a notorious ass-kisser and weasel, you will suck up to anyone that you think can help you, like this website’s owner.
            The list of your lack of character goes on and on and on.

            Overall LVS, you are about as pathetic and worthless as anyone can get.
            The only thing positive that can be said about you is that at your very old age, you won’t be around much longer.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      June 23, 2016 at 9:58 pm

      It’s a big deal because he is a racist and he doe not like woman. We need to have some diversity on our money! We do a ton of things in this country just because. Plus I’m sure the next president will change it back. Anytime we have progress we generally have regression afterwards

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    doctorcy Reply Report comment

    June 23, 2016 at 7:03 am

    Let’s face it, Steve King is Iowa’s David Duke!!!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      June 23, 2016 at 10:00 pm

      I agree! Klan hood in the closet and all!

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    30 year conservative Reply Report comment

    June 22, 2016 at 9:22 pm

    I never had an issue with Steve King until he and Ted Cruiz tried and took valuable votes away from Carsen. Now this lame excuse about the $20 bill. I seriously can not wait to vote him out. This guy does not belong in congress and I’m a republican and very conservative. No morals.