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Republican Rep. Steve King asks why white supremacy has 'become offensive,' sparking a new wave of condemnation

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Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King, who has long expressed racist views, asked why terms like white supremacy and white nationalism had "become offensive" in an interview The New York Times published on Thursday.
King has a strong relationship with President Donald Trump, who shares many of the congressman's far-right views on immigration and white identity politics.
Some conservatives are now calling for Congress to "censure" King - formally reprimanding him for his comments.
Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King, who has long demonized immigrants and decried diversity and multiculturalism, asked...
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‘I Am Simply a Nationalist.' Rep. Steve King Responds to Backlash Over ‘White Supremacy' Remarks

‘I Am Simply a Nationalist.' Rep. Steve King Responds to Backlash Over ‘White Supremacy' Remarks

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Rep. Steve King asked how phrases like “white supremacist” are considered offensive in a New York Times interview published Thursday, continuing his far-right rhetoric that has led many to label him as racist.
“White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization-how did that language become offensive?" King asked the Times. "Why did I sit in classes teaching me about the merits of our history and our civilization?”
In a Twitter post responding to the Times article, King said while he identifies as “simply a Nationalist,” he is not a white nationalist nor a white supremacist.
“I...
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House Republicans Slam Rep. Steve King for Asking When the Term ‘White Supremacist' Became ‘Offensive'

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House Republicans are criticizing a fellow GOP lawmaker for making what they say are “racist” comments.
Rep. Steve King of Iowa was quoted in The New York Times as saying: “White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization - how did that language become offensive?”
Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, the third-ranking House Republican, tweets that King's remarks are “abhorrent and racist and should have no place in our national discourse.”
These comments are abhorrent and racist and should have no place in our national discourse. Steve King asks how terms 'white nationalist' and 'white...
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Rep. Steve King can't figure out why terms like 'white supremacist' are offensive

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Rep. Steve King, who campaigned on a hard-line anti-immigration stance long before President Trump, doesn't understand why being labeled a “white supremacist” is a negative. “White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization - how did that language become offensive?” the Iowa Republican...
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Will Iowa Republicans reject white supremacy in 2020?

Will Iowa Republicans reject white supremacy in 2020?

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In his nearly two decades as a congressman for Iowa's 4th District, Steve King has become famous for precisely one thing: being a white supremacist.
King has re-tweeted neo-Nazis and refused to apologize for it, endorsed a white supremacist fringe candidate in the Toronto mayoral race, made frequent trips to visit the far-right government of Austria, and, in the run-up to last year's midterms, referred to immigrants as “dirt.”
King's racist tendencies re-surfaced again this Thursday when The New York Times published an interview in which the congressman defended white nationalism. “White...
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