Horse crap. His comments were no such thing. Vilification of someone asking a question regarding today’s political discourse, or the lack thereof, is eroding our representative foundation.
The lying MSM takes another scalp...
Jeez...yet another successful political assassination by the New York Times.
abhorrent is what comes after the thought police.
Just what in the hell did Steve King say that was so abhorrent?That he was a white nationalist.
Well so am I.Im a white male and I love my country and I hate seeing where the commiecrats are taking us.
Why is the White House falling for this NYT smear?
White House can not afford to throw conservative leaning legislators under the bus every time someone on the left attacks them.
Disappointing. Surrendering to political correctness is not the answer. Tired of the GOP circular firing squads. In the meantime, Pelosi defends fellow Dems who call the President a MFer and call for getting in the faces of Cabinet members.
I hope that he can weather the storm, but I am doubtful that he can.
Force King to resign and the Democrat would probably win the special election. Is that what the White House wants? All four congressional seats held by Democrats? Heading into an election year?
King needs to spend the rest of his career setting the record straight. Let the truth come out — later if not sooner.
What do people want.
Are we not allowed to say the word “white” or “supremist” or Maybe I’m in trouble for typing those words.
Now, I can never run for the Senate.
This is getting sillier and silliest.
Steve King interviewed with the NYT because he is an influential, senior representative. They take the tough tasks. Refusing the NYT’s request for an interview sounds like the right decision but it isn’t so easy to do that when you are part of the newly diminished R party in the House. The R party leadership needs attention in the NYT at the same time as they dislike King. King has been beaten up by his own party. He is needed by his constituents—any replacement would be weaker and wholly subservient to the party leadership and Wash DC.
I thought all he said was about Western Civilization.????
The RINOpublican Party has just denounced the First Amendment and due process.
White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization how did that language become offensive? Mr. King said. Why did I sit in classes teaching me about the merits of our history and our civilization?
He did not intend to ask "how did that language become offensive?" Steve King knows about World War II, so he has a good idea of how the phrase "white supremacist" became offensive. He has certainly never taken a history class in which he was lectured on the merits of white supremacy, so the second sentence must not refer to the first, although it appears to. The two sentences together are a garbled mess, that unfortunately can be interpreted in a way King never intended.
A fair interviewer would have read that quote back to Steve King and asked whether or not he really meant to use those words. He would have said no, and the problem would have been solved. However, the New York Times does not conduct fair interviews of conservatives. When handed ammunition they can used against their enemies, the Times will use that ammunition, as they just did.
Some Freepers say that Republicans should stand behind King, but even King himself does not defend those sentences. He just wants them to be interpreted in a larger context. That does not solve the problem of what he actually said, or solve the mystery of why he chose to say it. The best he could have done after the remarks were published would have been to immediately and forcefully retract his own words. AFAIK he did not do that.
King's Republican House colleagues do not relish the prospect of receiving questions from leftist reporters such as, "Do you agree with your Republican colleague Steve King's praise of white supremacy?" How are they supposed to respond? Maybe, "Steve said something that could be interpreted that way, but he did not really mean it." Response: "Then why did he say it?"
I had a lot of respect for Steve King, but he keeps making gaffes. This time he has really stepped in it. Also, for him to not bother to record the interview, trusting in the integrity of the New York Times, amounts to political malpractice.