GOP Rep. Steve King Goes Full White Supremacist In Anti-Diversity Tweet Quoting Hungarian Dictator

Talking Points Memo reports:

Here’s a new entry in the annals of Steve King. The Iowa Republican congressman known for his racially insensitive rhetoric tweeted on Friday that “diversity is not our strength.”

And, descending further into the catacombs of nativism, he took it further, quoting a statement from the Hungarian prime minister who was advocating for the dissolution of the obligation of countries to accept immigrants.

While Friday’s comments may be one of the most forward indications that he has a penchant for ethno-nationalism, King has a long history of making controversial comments, as TPM has documented over the years.

  • another_steve
    • David Walker

      I can’t find the video, but one of Livia’s better murders (was it of Caesar?) was when, after his death was certain, was about to leave, turned around and told her son, “Oh…don’t eat the figs.”

      • another_steve

        Yes. Livia’s husband, the Emperor Augustus, had a penchant for figs. She would hand-pick them for him.

        One day, she decided it was time for him to leave the scene and make room for her son, Tiberius, to be Emperor. So she began poisoning the figs before feeding them to Augustus.

  • Todd20036

    You know who also said something similar? Adolf Hitler.

    And you know what’s really scary? King’s opinions are mainstream for today’s Nazis in the GOP.

    He is NOT a fringe person anymore.

    • Steverino

      Steve King in the House: Sieg Heil across the Aisle.

    • Uncle Mark

      This is how I replied to that odious, Iowa fascist…https://twitter.com/mroller17u/status/939241506329845760

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        Good for you

        Followed 🙂

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  • Gustav2

    You think the Central European Nationalism has influenced him?

  • Tomcat

    Do these assholes even remember they took an oath to protect and defend our constitution, not the NAZI one?

  • Michael R
    • another_steve

      You flatter him.

      Cantaloupe is a desirable thing.

      • Joe in PA

        And definitely smarter.

      • Bryan

        And that melon is way too big.

    • RickCabral

      You are insulting a noble, nutritious and wonderful melon.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Piece
    of
    Shit

    • GanymedeRenard

      But posh he’s not.

      • JCF

        Port

        Out…then

        Sink

        Him!

        [Yes, I’m aware that the “Port Out, Starboard Home” word origin story is false. It’s still sorta posh though! ;-p]

  • SkokieGuy [ChicagoAdjacentGuy]

    If Democrats had a spine, they would call for censure and for him to resign. He took an oath of office to uphold the Constitution. He is blatantly violating basic American beliefs.

    If an immigrant wanted to apply for citizenship and espoused these views, their application would be rejected.

    Also, any excuse to post this pic. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b4a4026e0cbf33f10d51e7072e7a8e508663c59aad199a36a95b6c793604eea2.jpg

    • JCF

      An insult to the noble cantaloupe!

  • Taylor Bixler

    What the hell is in the water on Capitol Hill? Steve King goes full David Duke. Ms. Lindsey goes full Hannity.
    https://twitter.com/LindseyGrahamSC/status/939157000822362112

    • DreadPikathulhu

      They see a path to absolute power perpetually.

      • Steverino

        “Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”

        • JCF

          Technically, the quote is “Power tends to corrupt, and…”

        • Stephen Elliot Phillips

          Id be happy with what the oracle said in the matrix
          Peace as long as it lasts

    • Joe in PA

      Rachel is gonna have a full report on the “dossier” tonight, I recommend Lindsey watch. ;(

      • Taylor Bixler

        With Malcolm Nance right?

        • Joe in PA

          Likely I suppose, she teased it last night. But having said that…Malcolm is often on with Joy Reid so who knows.

        • Joe in PA

          ;( Did you watch? I didn’t think it was all that great. I guess it was good to get the “full story” in chronological order.

    • Michael R

      Because researching Russian interference in our election is also collusion !

    • Lazycrockett

      His best buddy is the one that gave the dossier to the FBI, dumbass.

  • PickyPecker
  • ChrisInKansas

    Thanks, Trump. You made it so every piece of shit racist out there feels free to say whatever the fuck they want without repercussions. How is this country ever going back now?

  • Joe in PA

    Well, I’m looking at you Ragnar Lothbrok. Grassley, Joni, and this putz. What is in the water in Iowa?

    (I’m teasing of course)

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      LOL I know ..see my post about his challnger

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci
    • Taylor Bixler

      What is that 2.5% thinking? He seems to hate those folks the most.

      • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

        I think we know what the 95.8% are thinking. They keep re-electing Steve King.

        • DreadPikathulhu

          “He’s just like me!”

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        They live here and work in the packing plants

        • Taylor Bixler

          I knew there were meat plants in IA, but I guess I did not realize his district covered like 30% of the state.

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    Plenty of King’s previous statements are as bad or worse. This is not new territory for him. He was (worse than) Trump before Trump. But Iowa keeps re-electing him.

    This is not a new problem in America that just suddenly appeared last November or in Charlottesville and the media need to stop with their feigned surprise.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok
    • JCF

      “end Birthright Citizenship”

      Personally, I think “The Wall” is a distraction. ***THIS*** is the real DrumpfenKorp goal. End birthright citizenship, and then (very soon) you can deport EVERY brown person. Mark my words…

      • Veylon

        Lots of countries lack birthright citizenship. The whole “anchor baby” scenario is legally impossible in Europe.

        • JCF

          Yes, and those countries are fucked up. EVERY baby has the MORAL right to stay where they’re born! >:-(

  • Kevin Andrews
  • Harveyrabbit

    I hear King really enjoyed making music back in his youth.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d2d416663c090dfe1da903477ae384d546c179746a759399896b2d1f575b5275.jpg

    You haven’t heard anything until you’ve heard “Tomorrow Belongs to Me” on a harmonica.

  • Sam_Handwich
    • Joe in PA

      I think Mueller got all he needed from that raid. I can’t imagine an international money launderer is gonna leave incriminating shit on their devices. But thing again, crooks are noted to be dumb. 🙁

      • Tomcat

        They were told the investigation was a ruse only.

      • Especially SHITGIBBON’s crooks.

      • Veylon

        Victory Disease is a much a part of crime as it is a part of war. Every time a crook doesn’t get nabbed, he gets a little more careless and these guys believed that they could never get nabbed.

    • CanuckDon

      And a partridge in a pear tree.

    • The_Wretched

      So why just one relatively minor charge and all this nicey on the ankle monitor?

      • robindaybird

        I’m guessing he’s just the minnow Mueller’s prepping to catch the bigmouthed bass in chief.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok
  • mikeinftl

    “How are you employed, much less as a member of Congress?” Yes how?

  • Friday

    Literal freaking fascist.

    • GanymedeRenard

      And Nazi (though most of the time the terms are interchangeable).

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        And freak

  • Harveyrabbit
    • Karl Dubhe 2

      I call dibs on stuffing that up his hoo-hoo in the afterlife.

      • Harveyrabbit

        Wide end first.

        • Tomcat

          Of course so pushing it out will be very extreme.

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        Why wait ?

  • Hank
  • Karl Dubhe 2

    I still support multi-culturalism. It was a good idea when Trudeau proposed it, and it’s still a good idea now that his son is the PM.

    In an era with nuclear weaponry, gathering together in large “tribal” or “national” groups seems to be a bad idea. It’s like concentrating the targets.

    Then there is the food You can’t expect me to believe that we’re not better off when we have access to the foods of the world in every one of our cities. How can you live with yourself if you only eat from some boring monoculture sort of diet? We’re not all Dutch.

    • It’s not even a new idea. No civilization, no culture exists on Earth that is not built on many others.

      • Karl Dubhe 2

        With many others. 🙂 But yes, if you want harmony, you’ve got to go along with the lunacy of your fellow humans.

  • nocadrummer

    Still need glasses…
    I thought it said, “Here’s a new entry in the anus of Steve King.”

    • jerry

      Well, what comes out of his mouth and what comes out of his anus are non-distinguishable.

  • Combovers artists should not be trusted..

  • Lazycrockett
    • Sam_Handwich

      omg lol

    • RaygunsGoZap

      I’ll do it!

    • Tomcat

      I would have had to consider that one myself.

      • Joe in PA

        pffft, “consider” it done I’d say.

    • Tomcat

      If he wanted intercourse involved,, how is that not prostitution?

      • coram nobis

        When it’s a bribe with Federal funds.

  • Taylor Bixler

    Also Steve King – “We can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies.”
    Maybe that is what Trent Franks was doing….

    • Tomcat

      Creating little republicans.

  • Lazycrockett
    • Joe in PA

      Bingo…we were all thinking that yesterday.

      • Steverino

        I suspected he wasn’t talking turkey baster to accomplish the deed.

        Otherwise he would have produced little turkey Franks.

    • gaycuckhubby

      Makes a lot more sense why he resigned right away. I think most of us saw why it was inappropriate to ask an aide for surrogacy, but I think he would have stayed and fought if that was all.

    • JCF
  • coram nobis

    Maybe his statement sounds better in Afrikaans.

    • GanymedeRenard

      N. Mandela concurs.

  • edrex

    then fucking book a one way flight to Hungary and make it your homeland. you have no place in a Democracy.

    • Steverino

      And take his Hungarian Nazi friend Gorka with him.

  • Nic Peterson

    Dane for the win on the Twitter thing.

    • GanymedeRenard

      Agreed. Oh, so much.

  • Paula

    We need a disappearance squad for people like him.

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      Activate the gay mafia !

    • Halou

      I wouldn’t go so far as to say that, I just think we should send him to the same place where we store Obama’s Kenyan birth certificate.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada
    • Stephen Elliot Phillips

      And hungary was a nazi hive in 1944. And it seems it has become one yet again.
      #fucknazis

  • orion dumptee

    did’nt he marry his lawnmower?

  • gaycuckhubby

    Paul Ryan should demand his resignation immediately.

    • mpatreyu

      Paul Ryan… HAHAHA

  • JWC

    Its time to disband the GOP they are so beyond corrupt

  • Gustav2

    “You have to tend to this garden of democracy, otherwise things can fall apart fairly quickly. And we’ve seen societies where that happens.”

    — Former president Barack Obama, quoted by CNN.

  • kladinvt

    Fine, most Americans don’t want to “mix” with King’s “culture”, so self-EMIGRATE!

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      But not to Canada!

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Yeah, I’m a bit pissy right now….
    https://twitter.com/sirlthr69/status/939241708692361216

  • JackNasty

    Demonstrating that Steve King’s base in Iowa consists of the Nazi-Amish.

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      Well, kinda

  • GanymedeRenard

    Ahem, as our fellow JMGer David Walker mentioned in another thread, the official U.S. motto was (or IS), “E pluribus unum“, i.e., “From many, one”. Many nations on U.S. soil since pre-Columbian times, sir. Your drivel is pure racism.

    • 2guysnamedjoe

      Don’t tell dumpy what it means. He’ll have it removed.

  • Hank

    Steve King….

  • Richard B

    When Karma finally shows up for her overdue appointment with Steve King, I want front row seats.

  • Travis Morrow

    You know, Steve, that’s probably true. Some cultures don’t mix well. Authoritarian Christianity cults devoted to obscene wealth and white supremacy don’t mix with, say, anything.

  • JackNasty

    It’s getting harder and harder to top Donald Trump’s irrational, attention grabbing, hate-filled events, but today Steve King did it.

  • Clive Johnson

    I never thought I’d quote David Brooks, but here he is from today: “The rot afflicting the G.O.P. is comprehensive — moral, intellectual, political and reputational.”

  • Steverino

    Please, oh… pleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleaseplease let Steve King be the next politician to be implicated in sexual abuse / harassment scandals…

  • Halou

    “Mixing cultures will not lead to a higher quality of life but a lower one.”

    Oh, yeah. That reminds me…

    https://image.slidesharecdn.com/religioustextsusedtojustifypersecution-140605064037-phpapp01/95/religious-texts-used-to-justify-persecution-36-638.jpg?cb=1443391769

    • JCF

      I recently saw Loving. Their lawyer was actually delighted to get this ruling: it offered a clear-cut case to take to SCOTUS.

      • -M-

        Great movie. Powerful history, that was not nearly as long ago, much less as long over sadly, as we’d like to think.

  • BobSF_94117

    1 in 8 Hungarians lives in another EU country. Just saying…

  • The_Wretched

    Can Ryan ask him to go now?

  • dagobarbz, fine Italian shoes

    ““Mixing cultures will not lead to a higher quality of life but a lower one.””

    In a way, this is correct, because often, a dominant culture will try to oppress others.
    Like Europe preying on African resources, North American resources, South American resources.

    Every time the Europeans came to town, the indigenous people suffered and lost.
    Every single time.

    This leads to a lower quality of life for everyone save the 1%.

  • What an idiot.

    Diversity is America’s greatest strength. Everything great America has ever produced has been a hybrid of things from different cultures. Examples from music (because that’s my field): Jazz is a mix of European, African and Afro-Carribean musical cultures. It is distinct from all of those but includes all of them. No European would ever have come up with jazz, at least not a European in that time. The Broadway musical is a mix of European operetta, Yiddish Theater, Jazz and (hate to say it, but it’s true) the Minstrel Show tradition. American musical are hugely popular worldwide, even in places like Germany with their own strong operetta and opera tradition. Rock and Roll. R&B. Etc.

  • tbj5

    You can’t go full White Supremacist when you’ve always been full White Supremacist.

    I would say donate to his opponent but I don’t know who it is after the last one got numerous death threats and dropped out https://www.popsugar.com/news/Who-Running-Against-Rep-Steve-King-43610717

  • Gianni

    Perhaps Steve is a prime, living, walking example of this notion he is supporting.

  • Cuberly Deux

    Paging Paul Ryan…..any comment?…..anything?…..anything at all?

    Didn’t think so.

    The GOP condones this shit, therefore they OWN IT!

  • netxtown

    Stevie – let’s be frank here. You dick is ugly and you’re a lousy fuck. No one wants you. No one likes you. Your days are getting shorter and shorter – and soon you will be gone – DEAD and GONE – and there ain’t a fucking thing you can do about it.

  • Charles Nelson

    We Minnesotans now describe Iowa as a Southern state!

  • JCF

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e0bda988c6472e4d2d9b723c8d3dc3536e74424426ae83e9e596669d72dd5928.jpg

    To think that Randy “Ironstache” Bryce (challenging Paul Ryan) got in trouble for tweeting this image. If Republicans do not explicitly denounce King, I say this image becomes usable for EVERY Democratic challenger!

  • wds

    Once again Steve King tries to make sure that he not Louie Gohmert hangs onto the title of “The Most Stupid Person In Congress” …

  • Ivan T. Errible

    Does Orban remember that the Hungarians are a tribe from Central Asia who migrated into Europe?
    Does he have any plans to repatriate the whole of Hungary’s population?

  • Kevin Andrews
    • leastyebejudged

      lol, oh there’s economic stability. For the rich.

  • Chris Baker

    What is America, except a collection of immigrants and mixed cultures? The immigrants basically tried to exterminate all the original inhabitants of the continent.

    The descendants of the people who invaded, took over, and tried to eradicate the culture and history of the people who live in what is now America are complaining that [they believe] other cultures are trying to do the same to them. They said the same things about the Chinese immigrants, the German, the Italian, the Irish. What *IS* American culture? It’s the traditions we brought over from Europe. We don’t have some sort of traditional dress and cuisine–it’s a variety. It’s also a time in world history that many other countries resent the cultural influence that America has in the world.

    Karma’s a bitch.

    But seriously, people come to America and if they don’t assimilate (because learning a new language is hard when you are older), then certainly their children will. My grandfather spoke mostly German (born on the ship over here and lived in a german-speaking community), and my dad spoke only German until he was 5 and had forgotten most of it by the middle of his life.