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Steve King explains to Congress the “context” of his alleged White Supremacy remarks in NYT article


This news story was published on January 12, 2019.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Steve King again tried to explain his alleged White Supremacy remarks that he gave the author of a New York Times article, explaining to Congress the “context” of his statements. He says the interview was a “mistake” with “no tape”.

Congressman Steve King on Friday released the following video of remarks he delivered on the House floor today addressing recent comments appearing in The New York Times.  This statement comes the day after another statement released by Iowa’s 4th District Congressman and as Republican challengers begin to come out and announce candidacies for his seat in the House of Representatives.  The Times article basically called King a liar and that he disparaged illegal “immigrants” (aliens) and champions “Western Civilization” (so-called White Supremacy) with nuanced words and phrases or outright insults.

Some excerpts:

“One phrase in that long article has created an unnecessary controversy. That was my mistake, Mr. Speaker. And so I want to start this out with some context of that discussion. And that is this: If you can control the language, you can control the policy. Labels have been hurled in this country at people like we have never seen in this history of America.”

“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 of its forms. And all of my life’s work, all of my public record, all of my bills, all of my votes, and all of my activities support that statement: that human life is sacred in all of its forms, and we are created in God’s image.”

Following King’s remarks, Representative Louie Gohmert of Texas prefaced his own special order speech with a statement addressing the matter. Gohmert’s remarks are included in the video above, and they read as follows:

“I thank my friend from Iowa. I have traveled with him, been to different parts of the country and different parts of the world with my friend, Mr. King from Iowa. I’ve seen him deal with different races and nationalities around the world, and I’ve had a lot of private conversations. I’ve never seen anything that indicated anything but condemnation for white supremacists. But he is a proud American. He’s an American, he’s very proud of it, and he is proud to carry the moniker of being an American in any situation, and I would contend that’s not a bad thing.”

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    January 14, 2019 at 12:19 pm

    Well in all honesty it WAS DA whiteys that Established America and made it a wonderful place to live . Nothing against the mexs/kenyons/or Africaicans – but the oceans flows both ways so set sail if your displeased or not able to get government handouts we say.