Skip to comments.Jason Chaffetz: Steve King must face real consequences for his white supremacy remarks
Posted on 01/14/2019 11:28:08 AM PST by Blue House Sue
Once again, House Republican leaders last week found themselves having to answer for the offensive statements of Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa. This time King further confirmed his insensitivity and evidently racist approach to public policy.
The New York Times quoted King asking, "White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization how did that language become offensive?"
In a frank Washington Post op-ed, Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., asked, Why are Republicans accused of racism? Because were silent on things like this.
To their credit, many Republican office holders were quick to condemn the provocative remarks, with Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst tweeting, I condemn Rep. Steve Kings comments on white supremacy; they are offensive and racist and not representative of our state of Iowa.
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, was also fed up, telling NBCs Meet the Press, What Steve King said was stupid. It was stupid, it was hurtful, it was wrong. And he needs to stop it. I think all of us ought to be united regardless of party in saying white supremacism, white nationalism is hatred, it is bigotry, it is evil, it is wrong. And I think we need that clarity. And I'm certainly going to urge everyone to provide that clarity."
Such acknowledgments are important and necessary. But words are not enough. We have had tweets, apologies and talk. Enough words. Now we need action. It is time to do what is right and remove King from his position on the House Judiciary Committee. We cannot afford to be silent.
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As much as I support Steve King, he could’ve gone all day without making those remarks. The last thing we should ever want to see is the left being handed ammunition to press their “racism” narrative.
Yep. And taking up DNC talking points.
Seems to be a bit of a rash of that. Hmmmm......
Uranium 1, child trafficking,
witness murders (so many, so many, so many),
the CONGRESSIONAL BROTHELS,
and attacking the elected POTUS (sedition),
all curiously remain under their radar.
No wonder they are hated.
Yet, dems are allowed to say any type of anti-white filth, black supremacist and Hispanic supremacist garbage they want, and the media ignores it, and no one is called upon to repudiate any of it.
If only he called Obama a Motherf**ker.
I recall being taught history in 1962 in grade school with the headline being “the coming of the white people”.
American history started there. Since that’s who 90% of the populace were then, and mostly the descendants of those people.
Maybe the “supremacist” label is offensive since it connotes slavery, but if a nation of people of the same ethnicity (isn’t that what it means?) gets together and says “we rule ourselves, and don’t take orders from anyone else” isn’t that technically “supremacist”?
I know of no one without Han Chinese genetics making rules for anyone in China. So are they Chinese Supremacists, or just Chinese? No one seems to question that.
And of course we all know what the Africans of Zimbabwe, Kenya, Uganda and now South Africa feel about the any rule by whites....zip, nada, none.
So they are ipso facto Black Supremacists.
That is apparently considered utterly normal by the entire planet.
“white nationalism is hatred”
Yeah, in the same sense that war is peace and freedom is slavery.
Yes, this is ridiculous.
One wonders why this garbage is even posted. Hmmm.....
What did he say that was wrong?
Is there anything in this world more taboo, more terrible, more evil, more feared than white folks living somewhere by themselves?
You know what partner
WHAT YOU JUST WROTE USED TO BE THE PREDOMNATE WAY OF THINKING HERE ON FREE REPUBLIC BY MANY IF NOT MOST IN THE OLD DAYS.... BUCKING THAT COULD GET YOU THE BOLT
the battles I had with those jackasses
Quite a few are still here
The North (south in my case) remembers...
While I tend to agree with you I guess I have to say get used to it, because as the left pushes its agenda of deliberately turning America into a minority country, you are going to see more and more racial bickering on both sides. That’s what comes of the racial policies of the left.
Republicans are always willing to throw one of their own under the bus in order to prove to Democrats and to the media how politically correct they are. College Campus Social Justice Warriors aren't the only ones who virtue-signal.
At worst, what King said was tactlessly worded. It pales in comparison to the blatant anti-white hatred that's normal rhetoric for many Democrats.
Huh, and yet half the d*mn state of West Virginia is named after this guy. Wonder if his name was followed with an (R) if it would still not matter to them.
It was certainly clumsy as public statements go. I detest political correctness as well but I think there were better ways to express it.
Maybe the supremacist label is offensive since it connotes slavery
Go to Oslo, go to Kinshasa. Then get back to us.
That's a statement of fact. The elites want ignorant, obedient Third World serfs and peasants, not uppity Americans and Europeans who want high wages and accountable, representative government. When Democrats talk about "diversity" and neoconservative Republicans talk about "work Americans won't do," it's just empty rhetorical window dressing. This is what it's really all about.
Time for everyone to donate $100. to the re-elect Steve King Cmte.
I agree with that, but King's comment was an unforced error, especially with a "me(D)ia" that is always on the hunt for such a miscue.
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