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Steve King hits back after New York Times article exposes his alleged White Supremacy views


This news story was published on January 10, 2019.
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Steve King, speaking in Mason City back in 2014

NEW YORK – Iowa’s 4th District Congressman Steve King responded Thursday to a New York Times article in which the author focuses on the legislator’s alleged White Supremacist views.

“Today, the New York Times is suggesting that I am an advocate for white nationalism and white supremacy,” King said in a Thursday statement in response to the story.

“I want to make one thing abundantly clear; I reject those labels and the evil ideology that they define. Further, I condemn anyone that supports this evil and bigoted ideology which saw in its ultimate expression the systematic murder of 6 million innocent Jewish lives. It’s true that like the Founding Fathers I am an advocate for Western Civilization’s values, and that I profoundly believe that America is the greatest tangible expression of these ideals the World has ever seen. Under any fair political definition, I am simply a Nationalist. America’s values are expressed in our founding documents, they are attainable by everyone and we take pride that people of all races, religions, and creeds from around the globe aspire to achieve them. I am dedicated to keeping America this way.
This conviction does not make me a white nationalist or a white supremacist. Once again, I reject those labels and the ideology that they define. As I told the New York Times, ‘it’s not about race; it’s never been about race.’ One of my most strongly held beliefs is that we are all created in God’s image and that human life is sacred in all its forms.”

King was in the news the previous day after another Republican challenger emerged for the 2020 election primary.

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12 Responses to Steve King hits back after New York Times article exposes his alleged White Supremacy views

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 12, 2019 at 9:36 am

    Telling the truth should not be islamophobic or what ever and the hell they think they are !

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 11, 2019 at 11:19 pm

    Steve King just funny get it: if you love America and you don’t hate yourself for being white, then by the standard of NYT, you ARE a fascist and supremacist.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 11, 2019 at 11:20 pm

      Steve King just DON’T get it

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      Observer the Original Reply Report comment

      January 12, 2019 at 1:55 am

      No, that is not what the NYT article said. It quoted Mr King as follows: “White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?” Mr. King said.

      Then a day later, King says the NYT suggested it. When someone quotes you, it is factual words you have used, not a suggestion.

      What exactly are we the voters supposed to think when people talk like that? Especially supposedly educated people.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 12, 2019 at 8:43 am

        That IS the essence of the NYT world view, the wording in a particular article not withstanding.

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    IowaBoy Reply Report comment

    January 11, 2019 at 10:20 pm

    Racist Idiot gives Iowa a Bad Name!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 11, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    Don’t pick on Steve he’s America’s sweetheart.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 11, 2019 at 7:30 am

    Another left center organization trying to discredit an opponent.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 11, 2019 at 4:12 pm

      The truth is the truth, plain and simple.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 11, 2019 at 5:36 pm

        Whats your favorite Kool-Aid flavor?

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 11, 2019 at 7:41 pm

          Sorry, but I do not drink the Trump Kool-Aid.

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            Anonymous

            January 12, 2019 at 8:08 am

            You should, it could give you a brain.