King Me

Last night, I promised that I'd write a post about Steven Arnold King. He is one of my least favorite, if not my least favorite Congressmen. Without further ado, here goes nothing (this was an HTML nightmare):

Steven Arnold King, better known as Steve King, is the United States Representative from Iowa's 4th Congressional District. For more than 20 years by this point,1
King has been involved in politics, having made his way to the federal level.

On a less savory note, King has become notorious for his... "questionable", to put it lightly, views on various subjects. Here's a compilation of some of his worrisome quotes:
"[I was] labeled by the Des Moines Register as Iowa’s most politically incorrect state legislator, and I’m very proud of that."2
-King, on basic human decency.
"If [Barack Obama] is elected president, then the radical Islamists, the al-Qaeda, the radical Islamists and their supporters, will be dancing in the streets in greater numbers than they did on September 11."3
-King, on Barack Obama and Islam.
 "White men are going to notice they are the ones being excluded."4
-King, on racial equity.
 "It’s not wrong to use race or other indicators for the sake of identifying people."5
-King, on racial profiling.
"For every one who's a valedictorian, there's another 100 out there who weigh 130 pounds—and they've got calves the size of cantaloupes because they're hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert."6
-King, on undocumented immigrants.
"Where are these contributions that have been made by these other categories of people that you are talking about? Where did any other subgroup of people contribute more to civilization?"7
-King, on race.
"Culture and demographics are our destiny. We can't restore our civilization with somebody else's babies."8
-King, on race.
...Yikes. Some of those quotes sound like things that George Lincoln Rockwell (the founder of the American Nazi Party) would've said.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, King has a Confederate Flag flying on his office desk.

The tweet in which King made that last statement attracted significant attention. On a side note, it has nearly 9000 retweets, and a lot of attention. One of the people who praised the Tweet was exactly who you'd expect: EW. (note to self: Never visit David Duke's Twitter page again.)

CJ-Moki, signing off. I hope I managed to enlighten you about Steve King's unrelenting racism.

1. "IA State Senate 06 Race - Nov 05, 1996." Our Campaigns. Our Campaigns, n.d. Web. 31 Mar. 2017. .
2. Offenburger, Charles Herman. "Our 2002 Column on How Iowa’s Steve King, the Controversial Congressman, Got His Political Start." Offenburger.com. Offenburger.com, 28 Mar. 2017. Web. 01 Apr. 2017. .
3. Mitchell, Russell. "King Announced Bid for Fourth Term." Spencer Daily Reporter. Spencer Daily Reporter, 10 Mar. 2008. Web. 01 Apr. 2017. .
4. Martinez, Gebe. "Why Is the GOP Slighting Hispanics?" POLITICO. Politico, 4 Aug. 2009. Web. 01 Apr. 2017. .
5. Clayworth, Jason Jesse. "King: Racial Profiling Is Important for Law Enforcement." The Des Moines Register. The Des Moines Register, 15 June 2010. Web. 01 Apr. 2017. .
6. Beamon, Todd, and John Bach. "Rep. Steve King Slams Norquist Over Attacks on Immigration." Newsmax. Newsmax, 18 July 2013. Web. 01 Apr. 2017. .
7. Victor, Daniel. "What, Congressman Steve King Asks, Have Nonwhites Done for Civilization?" The New York Times. The New York Times, 18 July 2016. Web. 1 Apr. 2017. .
8. King, Steven Arnold. "Somebody Else's Babies." Twitter. Twitter, 12 Mar. 2017. Web. 01 Apr. 2017. .
9. Pfannenstiel, Brianne Lynn. "Steve King Provokes Criticism for Displaying Confederate Flag." Des Moines Register. Des Moines Register, 11 July 2016. Web. 01 Apr. 2017. .

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