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Here’s Yet Another Headline About Steve King Saying Something Racist

Iowa Rep. Steve King took to the House floor Friday with a bizarre speech and presentation to argue that white nationalism is a leftist conspiracy promoted by the likes of billionaire philanthropist George Soros. King timed his speech to coincide with the one year anniversary since the publication of his disastrous interview with the New…

Here’s Yet Another Headline About Steve King Saying Something Racist

Iowa Rep. Steve King took to the House floor Friday with a bizarre speech and presentation to argue that white nationalism is a leftist conspiracy promoted by the likes of billionaire philanthropist George Soros.

King timed his speech to coincide with the one year anniversary since the publication of his disastrous interview with the New York Times, in which he asked when, exactly, language like “white nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization” became offensive.

In response to his comments, then-House Maj. Leader Kevin McCarthy, a Republican, stripped the congressman of his committee assignments.

Now, King wants to set the record straight, by basically doubling down on his comments he made to the Times (which he’s described as a “disparaging misquote” — the newspaper has stood by its reporting.”)

READ: Steve King went to an Iowa Pizza Hut to declare Western civilization ‘Superior.’

In his speech on the House floor, he recalled an interview he did in 2018, when he was asked to define white nationalism.

“I said, ‘it might have meant something different one or two years ago, but today it implies racist,’” King said.

“I’ve been paying attention to the weaponization of language,” King added. “And this is what the left has been doing. They’ve been calling people racist for 20 to 25 years, and they’ve watched as Republicans, especially southern conservative Republicans, curl up away from that kind of accusation and it shuts them down.”

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To hammer home his point, King trotted out a presentation showing a Lexis Nexis search of media reports in 2016 containing the phrase “white nationalism.”

READ: Steve King Is now blaming undocumented immigrants for “influencing” elections.

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